George Varghese, Kakkanadan (Malayalam: ജോര്ജ്ജ് വര്ഗ്ഗീസ് കാക്കനാടന്) (23 April1935 – October 19, 2011), commonly known as Kakkanadan, is a language Malayalam short story writer and novelist of the State of Kerala, South India. He is often credited with the founding of the Malayalam literary modernism. He is the recipient of Kendra Sahithya Oscar
Born in Thiruvalla and later moved to Kottarakkara, Kakkanadan began his career as a school teacher. He stopped work to join the Southern Railway, and later became an official of the Ministry of Indian Railways. He went to Germany to continue in the field of physics, but left the center.
Awards and honors
Kerala Sahitya Kakkanadan received Academy Award (2002) for lifetime achievement in literature Malayalam.
Kendra Sahithyan Academy Award (2005)
Balamaniamma Price (2008)
Padma Prabha Award (2002)
Muttathy Varkey Award
Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam “Sahithya Award” (2009)