Nagavally R. S. Kurup

Nagavally R. Sreedhara Kurup
Born 1917
Ramankary, Alapuzha
Died December 27, 2003(2003-12-27)
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Occupation Writer, Script writer, commentator and broadcaster
Nationality Indian
Spouse Rajamma
Children Venu Nagavally, Ramachandran, Vasundara, Lalithambi

Nagavally R. S. Kurup, or Nagavally, as he was popularly known was a writer, commentator and broadcaster best known for his works in the All India Radio. He was the father of the Malayalam actor Venu Nagavally. He authored over 50 literary works including plays and around 20 film scripts. He penned the script for the Malayalam film Newspaper Boy which is regarded as the first neo-realist movie in Malayalam.[1]

He was honoured by the Kerala Sahithya Akademi for his overall contributions to Malayalam literature. The Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi also had honoured him with an award.[1]

Early life and career

Nagavally R. Sreedhara Kurup was born to Adv P. M. Rama Kuruppu Nagavally and Kuttiyamma at Ramankary village in Kuttanad of Alappuzha district in 1917. He had his primary education from Sanatana Dharma Vidyasala High School, Alappuzha, St. Berchmans College and Maharaja's College, Ernakulam. He wrote articles on Malayarajyam weekly, Kollam.[2] After his graduation, he started his career with the Indian Bank but left it to join the SD College, Alappuzha, as a lecturer in the Department of Psychology and worked there for 9 years. In 1951, he joined All India Radio. He was senior producer at the time of his retirement from AIR in 1977.[1]

Personal life

He was married to Rajamma. The couple had four children Venu Nagavally, Ramachandran, Vasundara and Lalithambi.




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