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N. S. Madhavan

Writer from India

N. S. Madhavan (1948– )is a leading writer of contemporary Malayalam literature, whose short stories, novels, football columns and travel articlea enjoy a wide readership in Malayalam speaking areas of India. Madhavan was born in the port city of Cochin where he attended the Sree Rama Varma High School. After graduating in economics from Maharajas College, Ernakulam he moved to Thiruvananthapuram to study for his masters at the Department of Economics, University of Kerala. During this period he began writing, and in 1970 won the top prize for his first published short story 'Sisu', in a contest organized by the Malayalam literary magazine Mathrubhumi. In 1975, Madhavan joined the Indian Administrative Service where he was seconded to the Bihar cadre. His civil service career followed the usual path of initially administering sub-districts and districts, then jobs in the state and union secretariats followed by the running departments and corporations. In the 1980s, Madhavan went through a decade-long period of writer's block, until the release of his story 'Higuita' in 1990. In this work, Madhavan models his protagonist, priest Father Geevarghese, on Higuita, the 1990 FIFA World  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Madhavan
Date of birth
1948
Place of birth
Kochi
Nationality
India
Spouse(s)
Sheela Reddy
Profession
Writer

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