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R Nandakumar (Writer)

Born at Attingal in Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala to the late teacher couple A.Ramakrishna Panicker and D.Babykkutty Amma.
A Telecommunication Engineer by profession who worked for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd…
playwright in Malayalam with eighteen staged and three published plays. The play Jvala Kalapam (Revolution of Flames) was bestowed with the International Book Fair Award of State Children’s Literature Institute of Government of Kerala in the year 2011. Also penned scripts for three Malayalam films. Kanalkkannadi. Rhythm and My Cinema.
Has been a facilitator of the globally renowned rural library movement in Kerala since long back.
The mother-tongue activist and founder member of a vanguard organization for the development and dissemination of Malayalam language named “Aikya Malayala Prasthanam”. Member representing Kerala and Malayalam language in the national organisation for the mother tongues of India, the CLEAR (Campaign for Language Equality And Rights).

Frequent polemicist, writing for the survival of mother-tongues and languages.