Presannan Anikkad

Presannan Anikkad
Aruvikuzhy P O,

Prasannan  Anickad who draws under the nom-de-plume of  PRASANNAN’ was born on 29th December, 1962, at Anickad, Kottayam as the son of P.K.Narayananan Nair and Bhavani Amma. He is married to K.Vrinda. He has three children, Balamurali, Achu and Deva Devan.

He started his  cartooning career in 1976 while  studying for the pre degree. His  first cartoon  published in Manorama weekly was as the cartoon of the week.  The  remuneration he got and the recognition thereto inspired him to take up the cartooning art quite seriously.

After  the completion of degree course he joined The Kottayam
District Co-Op.Bank in 1985. But on the sidelines he continued to  draw  cartoons   mostly on social and political issues. He now runs  quite a few  cartoon columns . The prominent ones among them are ‘Aakruthy
Vikruthy’ ( Narmabhumi ), Onamkeramoola ( Rashtra Deepika ),Cartoon
krishi ( Karshakan ),Vakkeel Aunty ( Sthree Dhanam ),
Thottathilassan ( Rubber Magazine ) and  Witty Mouse ( Info Kairali) .

He was also the recipient of K.S.Pillai cartoon award for the best freelance cartoonist in 2006 and Cartoon Award by Kottayam  Press
Club . He also got the Hindusthan Times Special Mention and  Media Award for best political cartoon instituted by The Humanist National Award Committee.He was  Secretary of the Bank Employees Arts & Cultural Organization (BEACON) and later its President .
At present he is the Chairman of Keral Cartoon Academy.

He lives at  Devivilasam,Aruvikkuzhy P.O,Kottayam – 686503.