Uroob

Uroob

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Uroob Profile

  • Name:
  • Uroob
  • Other Name:
  • P. C. Kuttikrishnan
  • Born:
  • June 8, 1915
  • Died:
  • July 11, 1979
  • Spouse:
  • Devakiamma

Uroob Biography

P. C. Kuttikrishnan, popularly known by his penname Uroob was a progressive writer in Malayalam during the twentieth century. Uroob is most known for his work, Sundarikalum Sundaranmaru, the novel for which he received Kendra Sahithya Academy Award. Apart from it, his works have also won Madras Govt. Award, Ashan Centenary Award and Kerala Sahitya academy award. He, along with P. Bhaskaran is the script writer of milestone movie of Malayalam - Neelakuyil, the first Malayalam movie to receive appreciation at National level. They won President of India's silver medal for Best Regional Film (1954). He has also received Kerala State Film Award for Best Story (1971) for Ummachu, the same work for which he received Kerala Sahitya academy award. The word "Uroob" means "eternal youth" in Persian and "dawn" in Arabic. Kuttikrishnan chose this word as his pen name.  Uroob has worked in All India Radio, Kozhikode.

 

Uroob was born on June 8, 1915 in Ponnani, Kerala. Uroob was a prominent member of the literary circle that had formed in the 1930s in Ponnani. Prominent writers in the circle also included great names like - Kadavanad Kuttikrishnan, Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri and Edasseri Govindan Nair. His majority of time was spent in Kozhikode where he was working for AIR. Later he became the editor of Kunkumam magazine, Thiruvananthapuram and Bhashaposhini, Kottayam. He has also acted as the president of Kerala Sahitya Academy.

 

His most popular novels are of course, Umaachu published in the year 1954 and Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum published in the year 1958. Other novels are Chuzhiku Pimbe Chuzhi (1967), Kunjammayum Koottukarum (1952), Aniyara (1968) and Aamina (1948). Ummachu was translated to English by Raghava R. Menon, titled The Beloved (1974).  Uroob has received Madras Government Award thrice for his literary pieces, Kathir-Katta, Thurannitta Jalakam and Kumbedukkunna Mannu. In 1960, he received M. P. Paul award for Gopalan Nayarude Thady. His short stories are equally popular and he has also writtenpeoms, Children short stories, plays and Essays. Apart from the screenplay of Neela kuyil, his other movies are - Rarichan Enna Pouran, Umaachu and Nairu Pidicha Pulivalu.    

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Updated: October 23, 2013

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