R. K. Narayan Rank
About R. K. Narayan
Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami, better known as R. K. Narayan, was amongst the first few leading authors to write Indian literature in the English language. He was known for creating Malgudi, a fictional town in South India where his novels and short stories are set. With the help of British writer Graham Greene, he found publishers for his first four novels. His novels include “The Financial Expert”, “Swami and Friends”, “The English Teacher” and “The Guide”, which was adapted into a Bollywood film.
He was raised in Madras, British India by his maternal grandmother, Parvati for the years that his headmaster father was on transfer to other towns. He had two sisters and five brothers. He was married to a woman named Rajam from 1934 to 1939, when she died of typhoid. They had a daughter together.
He received the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, the AC Benson Medal, and Padma Vibhushan.
He died at 94 years old on May 13, 2001.
R. K. Narayan Rank
F.A.Q. about R. K. Narayan
When is his birthday?
R. K. Narayan's birthday is on October 10, 1906.
In how many days is his birthday?
R. K. Narayan's birthday is in 14 days
How old was R. K. Narayan when he died?
He was 94 years old.
When did he die?
He died in May 13, 2001.
How old would he be today?
R. K. Narayan would be 114 years old if he was alive today.
Where was R. K. Narayan from?
He was born in Chennai, India.
R. K. Narayan's Popularity
R. K. Narayan was a famous Indian author, who was born on October 10, 1906. As a person born on this date, R. K. Narayan is listed in our database as the 48th most popular celebrity for the day (October 10) and the 20th most popular for the year (1906).
People born on October 10 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. R. K. Narayan is the 1291st most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to R. K. Narayan's birthday, R. K. Narayan is the 277th most famous Indian and ranks 3rd in famous people born in Chennai, India.
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