K. T. Muhammad

Born in 1929 in Malappuram district of Kerala Shri K. T. Mohamed came into public view with the publication of his short story The Eyes, which won the first prize in India in a contest conducted by the New York Herald Tribune in the early fifties. Shri K.T. Mohammed has now some twenty-five plays to his credit, a corpus constituting a significant contribution to Malayalam theatre. His work over the years has been thematically various and judiciously experimental in respect of form and structure. Among Shri Mohamed’s most successful plays is Shristi staged in 1970, later filmed by himself. Recipient of many screenplay awards, Shri K.T. Mohamed has been Chairman of the Kerala State Film Develop- ment Corporation. A Fellow of Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi, he has also been associated with Kerala Sahitya Akademi for long years. For his eminence in the field of theatre and his contribution to its enrichment Shri K.T. Mohamed receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Play- writing for 1986.