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He was born in Koilandy, a village in 1950 and grew up in the port city of Calicut (Kozhikode), the city of Zamorian dynasty  (Samudiri maharajas)  and the Persian-Arab Sea trading. After college he went to Abu Dhabi in 1975 and worked with Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), largest sovereign wealth fund in the Middle East for about 33 years. It was in Abu Dhabi that he continued his devotion in creativity as a writer, but later abandoned his ambition to become a literary translator. He has succeeded in that field. He introduced prominent writers of various Arab countries, Iran and Indonesia to his mother tongue of Malayalam.

He built vast contacts with many renowned writers, thinkers and scholars and also has contacts with some cultural institutions around the Middle-eastern and Northern African countries.

He has been Authorized as Literary Translator of the following writers:
Sudan: Laila Aboulela; Egypt: Dr.Nawal El Saadawi, Salwa Bakr, Sahar Tawfik, Miral El Tahawy, Hala El Badry, Somaya Ramadan, Sahar El Mougy; Lebanon: Venus Khoury-Ghata, Hanan Al-Shaykh, Najwa Al Barakat, Emily Nasrallah, Hadia Sa'id; Iraq: Salima Saleh; Aliya Al Mamdouh; Mahmoud Saeed, Wajdi Al-Ahdal, Hassan Blasim; Palestine: Liana Badr, Sahar Khalifeh, Laila Halabi; Syria: Zakaria Tamer, Ghada Al Samman, Nadia Ghazzi, Ghalia Qabbani; Jordan: Leila Al-Athrash; UAE: Hareb Al Dhaheri, Nassir Al Dhaheri, Dhabiya Khamis, Asma Al Katbi, Mariam Al Saedi;Bahrain: Mahdi Abdulla; Qatar: Dr. Ahmed Abdul Malik; Oman: Yehia Salem Al Mandhari, Azhaar Ahmed; Arab-American: Diana Abu-Jaber; Algeria: Yasmina Khadra; Tunisia: Habib Selmi, Inas Abbasi;  Saudi Arabia: Dr.Umaima Khamis; Mohammad Hassan Alwan; Kuwait: Muna Al Shafie, Bader Al Otaibi, Taleb Alrefai; Libya: Najwa Shatwan; Iran: Shahrnush Parsipur, Dr.Simin Daneswer, Sadegh Hedayat; Indonesia: Pramoedya Ananta Toer; UK:Julia Casterton. 
  Press
  
Visit the Weekly column:
Stories of  the Arab Women Writers
 (Arabi Penn Kadhakal) in Deshabhimani Weekly.
 
Read the Translated Arabic Stories
  1. Nawal El Saadawi (Egypt)
  2. Ghada Samman (Syria)
  3. Hanan Al Sheikh (Lebanon)
  4. Leila Abulela (Sudan)
  5. Alifa Rifaat (Egypt)
  6. Salwa Bakr (Egypt)
  7. Laila Al Usman (Kuwait)
  8. Bushra Khalfan (Oman)
  9. Emily Nasralla (Lebanon)
  10. Daisy Al Amir (Iraq)
  11. Leila Baalbaki (Egypt)
  12. Salima Saleh (Iraq)
  13. Layla Halaby (Palestine) 
  14. Redwa Ashour (Egypt) 
  15. Sahar Tawfik (Egypt)
  16. Liana Badr (Palestine)
  17. Sumaya Ramadan
  18. Buthaina Al Nassiri (Iraq)
  19. Aliya Al Mamdouh (Iraq)
  20. Samira Azzam (Palestine)
  21. Rajaa Alim (Saudi Arabia)
  22. Suhur Venissi (Algeria)
  23. Ramzia Abbas Al Iryani (Yemen)
  24. Luthfiya Dulaimi (Iraq)
  25. Mariam Al Saedi (U.A.E)
  26. Mai Muzaffir (Iraq)
  27. Nadia Gazzi (Syria)
  28. Fawzia Rashed (Bahrain)
  29. Najwa Ben Shetwan (Libya)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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