C. N. Sreekantan Nair born in the year 1928 was a Malayalam
playwright. He is still popularly known among the people and theatre enthusiasts for his trilogy on Ramayana - Kanchana Sita, Saketham and Lankalakshmi - based on the epic Ramayana
. Poet and scholar Ayyappa Panicker had observed that Lankalakshmi brought out the playwright in Sreekantan Nair, while Saketham and Kanchana Sita highlighted the poet and the philosopher in the playwright. He received the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award
in 1962 for Kanchana Sita. It was later adapted into a film with same name by G. Aravindan. His another major work was Nashtakkachavadam which won the M. P. Paul prize. He has also written some short stories.
Works of C. N. Sreekantan Nair
* Kanchana Sita (1961)
* Lankalakshmi (1974)
* Aa Kani Thinnaruth
* Aettile Pashu
* Thilakkunna Ponnu
* Puliyilakkara Neryath
C. N. Sreekantan Nair, the popular dramatist and playwright from the Indian state
died in the year 1976.
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