K P Narayana Pisharody

A well known Sanskrit Scholar, author of many books like ‘Bharata Muni’s Natyasasthram’, ‘Srikrishnavilasam Kavyamparibhasha’, ‘Manideepam’, ‘Kumarasambhavam Vivarthanam’, ‘Subhadradhananjayam Koodiyattam’, ‘Kalyanasougandhikam Vyayogaparibhasha’, ‘Kalalokam’, ‘Ashokavanikankam Kootiyattam’, ‘Thoranayudham Kootiyattam’, ‘Ascharyachoodamani Vivarthanam’, ‘Kramadeepikayum Aattaprakaravum’, ‘Attoor'(Biography), ‘Sruthimandalam’,  ‘Svapnavasavadatha Paribhasha’, ‘ Kesaveeyam – Sanskrit Paribhasha’, ‘Mahathyagi’, ‘Thunchath Aachryan'(Biography), ‘Sreekrishnacharitham Manipravalam Vyakhyanam’, ‘Narayaneeyam Vanamala Vyakhyanam’ etc.

Winner of ‘Ezhuthachan Puraskaram”(The highest award constituted by Kerala Goverment for life time contributions to Malayalam language and literature) in 2000. Other awards are:

Sathithyanipunan (1967), Panthithathilankan (1969), Sahithyaratnam (1983) Panditharatnam (1983) C B Kumar Award by Kerala Sahithya Academy(1989), Vidyavichakshanan (1991),Ramasram Award (1991), Adikavi Puraskaram (1992) ,Narayneeya Kulapathi (1993) Prasident’s Award for Sanskrit Scholar (1993), Pandithakulapathi (1993), Kerala Sahithya Academy Award (1993), Deviprasadam Award (1993),  Swadesi Shasthrapuraskaram (1994), Kerala Kalamandalam’s Mukundarajasmrithi Puraskaram (1995), Srisankara Puraskaram (1995), Kendra Sahithya Academy Award (1995), Panditahasiromani (1997) Vachaspathi (1999) M K K Nair Award (1999), Lal Bahadur Sastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha’s Mahamahopadhyaya (2000), Honorary doctorate from the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady (2001).

He was born on 23rd August 1909 to Kodikkunnath Pisharath Narayanikkutti Pisharasiar and Pudusseri Manackal Pasupathi Namboothiri. He had his initial education in Gurukula Style  under his uncle Andala Sekhara Pisharody. Completed higher studies from Sarasvathodini Sanskrit Mahapathasala and got Sahithyasiromani and Malyalam Vidvan degrees from Madras University. Then started the career as a Teacher in various institutions including Madhura American College, Thrisur Kerala Varma College, Koxzhikkode Adarsa Samskritha Vidyapeetham, Thrisur Chinamaya Mission College.

He was editor of Thulaseedalam and Bhakthapriya Magazines. Wife: Late Arangott Pisharath Pappikkutti Pisharasiar.

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