00000 VIJAYAN O V



VIJAYAN O V
(1930-2005)
DOB-02-07-1930
Place-Mankara (Palakkad)
DOD-30-03-2005
Place-Hydrabad
Oottupulackal Velukkutty Vijayan, popularly known as O. V. Vijayan was born in Palakkad on 2 July 1930.His father O. Velukkuttty was an officer in Malabar Special Police of the erstwhile Madras Province of the British India. As a child,he was largely homeschooled.His first taste of formal schooling was at the age of 12when he joined Raja’s High School, Kottackal in Malabar Kerala, directly to sixth standard.The informal education for which his father had made arrangements during the absentee years was sufficient to keep him at par with the fellow students. The next year he had to change school to Koduvayur in Palakkad, where his father decided to temporarily anchor the family lest his frequent transfers may ruin the domestic composure.He graduated from Victoria College in Palakkad and got his masters degree in English literature from Presidency College in Madras.
Vijayan struggled with Parkinson's Disease for 10 years and finally succumbed to organ failure in a Hyderabad hospital at age 75. His wife Dr. Teresa Vijayan died a year after his death. Their son Madhu Vijayan lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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