RK Narayan Death Anniversary: Interesting Facts About the Creator of Malgudi Days

RK Narayan Death Anniversary: Interesting Facts About the Creator of Malgudi Days

Considered as one of the greatest Indian writers, R.K. Narayan changed the landscape of English writing in India with his novels and short stories set in the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi but based on his own experiences. Swamy and Friends, The Guide, The Bachelor of Arts, The English Teacher, and Malgudi Days are considered Narayan’s most important works. His stories have highlighted social issues in India through the use of humour. On Narayan’s death anniversary, we take a look at some of the key facts about him.


  1. R.K. Narayan was born on October 10, 1906, in a Tamil Brahmin family, to parents Rasipuram Venkatarama Krishna Swami Iyer and his wife Gnanambal. His full name in the family tradition is Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami.

  2. R.K. Narayan’s youngest brother is the famous Indian cartoonist and illustrator R.K. Laxman, who illustrated many of R.K. Narayan’s stories.

  3. English novelist Graham Greene, known for works such as Brighton Rock, helped Narayan publish his first novel, Swamy and Friends. He became his mentor and lifelong friend.

  4. R.K. Laxman provided the sketches shown in the Malgudi Days (1986-1988), the televised adaptation of Narayan’s short story collection of the same name.

  5. R.K. Narayan’s fifth novel, The English Teacher (1945), was autobiographical and is about the passing of his wife Rajam in 1939, from typhoid.

  6. Several of Narayan’s stories were adapted for television and for films, but he never worked on them. The 1947 Tamil film, Miss Malini, was the only one for which he wrote a story.

  7. A recognisable aspect of R.K. Narayan’s writing is his dry humour and the lack of a self-conscious or deliberate design.

  8. Narayan’s recurring use of the fictional town of Malgudi, has been compared with Wessex in Thomas Hardy’s stories.

  9. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award for his eighth novel, The Guide (1958). He was also the recipient of the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan.

  10. R.K. Narayan passed away on May 13, 2001, at the age of 94.

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This way your house can be decorated with old torn bedsheets

This way your house can be decorated with old torn bedsheets

Bedsheet is such a thing, which is used in every household. Usually it gives a different look to your bedroom. But the bedsheet gets old after continuous use. Sometimes it even explodes. In such a situation, you cannot use it in the bedroom, but it does not mean that it is no longer of your use. Old torn bedsheets can be used in many great ways. So today we are telling you about this-

decorate home

With the help of old bedsheets, the house can be decorated very easily and in a unique way. You can make many things from old bedsheets. For example, from wind chimes to decorative wall items make your home very beautiful.

Reuse like this

The bedsheet may be torn, but that doesn't mean you can't use it. With its help, you can prepare many things from making T-shirts to pajamas, aprons and curtains etc. If seen in this way, old sheets can also be of great use to you. 

beautiful accessories

Old torn sheets can also become a beautiful accessory. With its help, you can prepare a lot from headbands to neckpieces and handbags etc. In this way, the old sheet can also add to your look. At the same time, you can use cloth bags to bring vegetables and fruits etc.

Make Iron Board Cover

If your ironing board has started looking old and dull, then it is important that you give it a new look and your torn sheet can be useful in this. Make an iron board cover out of it. This will give a new look to your iron board.

work in the kitchen

Old sheets can also be used in the kitchen in many ways. You can make kitchen cloth with its help or you can also use it in kitchen cleaning. Similarly, with the help of old sheets, tablecloths to table runners etc. can be prepared.

create new sheet

Even though your bed sheets are old, that doesn't mean you can't use them on your bed. If you have some old sheets, then you can prepare a new sheet by mixing and matching those sheets together. Also, you can use some patch work in the sheet to give it a funky look.

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