P.Narendranath, was born on 18.7.1934 in Nellaya in Palakkad District, Kerala to M K Namboodiri and Poomarathil Kunhikutty Kovilamma. He could not complete his basic education due to financial difficulties. At the age of 19, he joined Cochin Commercial Bank as Clerk and later took bachelor's degree in Economics and Banking. A Banker by profession (he was employed as Senior Management Staff with Canara Bank till his last days), he moved into Children's literature for sheer passion. His first work was published when he was 18. He has published more than 35 literary works (Children's literature, drama / play, novel) and some of his works have been translated into Tamil and Hindi. With his unique and simple style, his contributions to Malayalam children's literature are unparalleled.