Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami (10 October 1906 – 13 May 2001) was an Indian writer known for his work set in the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi.

He was a leading author of early Indian literature in English along with Mulk Raj Anand and Raja Rao.

Born Rasipura Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami

Date of Birth: 10 October 1906

Madras, Madras Presidency, British Raj Died: 13 May 2001(aged 94)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Occupation: Writer Alma mater Maharaja’s College, MysoreGenreFiction, mythology and non-fiction.

Notable awards: Padma Vibhushan, Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, Benson Medal Spouse Rajam (m. 1934; died 1939)Children1, Hema Narayan Relatives: R. K. Laxman (brother)

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