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An Indian Novelist, Short Story Writer, & Malayalam Poet



“ Most versatile writer in malayam who handled all forms of literature.

25 nov, 2018

“Most Entertaining & popular writer in kerala in 80's.

26 nov, 2018

“The one and only writer who had got published most in all forms likes novel, stories, play, screen play and poetry.

27 nov, 2018

Muttath Varkey

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A prolific writer and has penned a total of
132 books, including 65 novels.

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one of the popular writers of malayalam fiction

genre of sentiment-filled romantic fiction Writer

Varkey was born in Chethipuzha, a small village near Changanassery in Kottayam district, Kerala. He began his career as a school teacher at Saint Berchmans High School, Changanassery. He then took up the job of an accountant in a timber factory. For a brief period, Varkey taught in a Tutorial College run by M. P. Paul. He then joined Deepika newspaper as an associated editor and remained there for next 26 years until his retirement in 1974.

one of the popular writer of all time

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rather than any one title

He was best known for a genre of sentiment-filled romantic fiction
known as painkili (janapriya) novel in Malayalam literature.


Paadaatha Painkili, Oru Kudayum Kunjupengalum, Inapravukal, Karakanakkadal,Mayiladum Kunnu, Velutha Kathreena.

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Short Stories

Akkarappacha, Azhakulla Selina, Pattuthoovaala, Mriyakutty, Inapravukal.

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Jailppulli, Poothaali, Snehadeepam, Pattuthoovala, Kadal,Jnaanasundari, Snaapaka Yohannaan, Velutha Kathreena .

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the course of his life


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Varkey was born in Chethipuzha, near Changanassery in Kottayam district. He passed BA. Degree of Kerala University and joined tor B.L Degree course though couldn't complete it. He started his career as a school teacher and later joined as accountant in a timber factory. It was M. P. Paul who advised him to concentrate on to plays, novels and short stories rather than poetry.

  • As a Teacher, Saint Berchmans High School, Changanassery
  • As an Accountant, Timber Factory
  • As a Teacher, M. P. Paul's tutorial college at Kottayam
  • As a Writer
  • As a Poet
  • As a Short story Writer

Muttathu Varkey was a noted novelist and short story writer and his works have been categorized under 'Painkili stories' due to sentimentaI light weight romantic-masala story themes.Many of his works have been later adopted on screen by renowned Malayalam directors. He published 132 books, including 65 novels and several commercial hit movies listed below.

  • Njana Sundari, Line Bus
  • Chattambi Kavala, Velutha Katrina
  • Mayiladum Kunnu, Akkarappacha
  • Padatha Painkili, Priyamulla Sophia
  • Poothali. Karakanakkadal
  • Poonthenaruvi, Azhakulla Selena and Kadal

Muttathu Varkey joined 'Deepika Newspaper'and worked with it till his retirement in 1974. He got associated with Malayalam cinema too, as a screenwriter and dialogue writer. 'Padatha Painkili' in 1957 was the first story to be made to a feature film. 'Poothali' of 1960 made on his script was the first Malayalam movie to have a double role by an actor.

  • 'Deepika Newspaper' as Associated Editor
  • Script Writer
  • Dialogue Writer
  • Screen Writer
  • Written Screenplay of many Classic Malayalam hits

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