Google has today dedicated a doodle on its homepage to Indian writer R. K. Narayan. The doodle pays homage to the Malgudi Days creator on his 108th birth anniversary. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go powered by Intel Jasper Lake Celeron processor revealed
Rasipuram Krishnaswami Narayan was born on October 10, 1906 in Madras, before moving to Mysore for his studies. After graduating in 1930, he started his career as a journalist. He would however soon shift to writing novels and his first release was in 1935 called Swami and Friends. Also Read - Free COVID-19 vaccine: Today’s Google Doodle urges all to get vaccinated, wear mask
Narayan’s books were an instant success and got a lot of critical acclaim for its simple language, humor and the way he portrayed the lives of common people from small towns. He wrote 34 books, which were translated into various regional languages. Also Read - HP Chromebook 11a review: Great for students, not so for professionals
His book The Guide was made into a movie starring Bollywood legend Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman. Narayan though is best known for Malgudi Days, which was made into a TV series.
Narayan died on May 12, 2001 of a heart failure aged 94.