Awards & Winners


Date of Birth 14-November-1924
Place of Birth Mavelikkara
(India, Kerala, Alappuzha district)
Nationality India
Also know as K. E. Mathai
Profession Writer
K. E. Mathai, better known by his nom de plume Parappurath, was a novelist and short story writer from Kerala, India. Born on November 14, 1924 in Mavelikkara in Alappuzha district. After high school education he joined the Indian Army in 1944 and served there for 21 years. Many of his subjects and characters were from this background. He has functioned as the president of Sahithya Pravarthaka Co-operative Society, world's largest writers' publishing cooperative. He has won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, M. P. Paul Prize and Sahithya Pravarthaka Sahakarana Sangham Award. There are 20 novels, 13 collections of stories and one play to his credit. Many of his novels have been made into films. He died on December 30, 1981.

Awards by Parappurath

Check all the awards nominated and won by Parappurath.


Kerala State Film Award for Best Story
Honored for : Ara Nazhika Neram