Kavalam Narayana Panicker

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Kavalam Narayana Panicker
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Kavalam Narayana Panicker
Born(1928-05-01)1 May 1928
Kavalam, Kerala
Died26 June 2016(2016-06-26) (aged 88) [1]
NationalityIndian
OccupationPoet, playwright, theatre director, lyricist

Kavalam Narayana Panicker (28 April 1928 – 26 June 2016) was an Indian dramatist, theatre director and poet.

He has written over 26 Malayalam plays, many adapted from classical Sanskrit drama and Shakespeare, mainly Madhyamavyayogam (1979), Kalidasa's Vikramorvasiyam (1981, 1996), Shakuntalam (1982), Karnabharam (1984, 2001), Bhasa's Uru Bhangam (1988), Swapnavasavadattam and Dootavakyam (1996).[2][3]

He was the founder – director of theatre troupe, Sopanam, which led to the foundation of Bhashabharati: Centre for Performing Arts, Training and Research, in Trivandrum.[4]

He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Direction in 1983 by Sangeet Natak Akademi, and its highest award for lifetime achievement, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 2002.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dramatist, poet Kavalam Narayana Panicker passes away". Malayala Manorama. 26 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  2. Works of Kavalam Narayana Panicker
  3. "Face To Face: From law to theatre". The Hindu. 31 October 2004. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  4. Cody, p. 1035
  5. "SNA: List of Akademi Awardees". Sangeet Natak Akademi Official website.