TD Ramakrishnan's novel based on Railways in Mathrubhumi weekly
Mathrubhumi weekly has started publishing the latest novel 'Pacha Manja Chuvappu' penned by T D Ramakrishnan, one chapter a week. The author stated in the first chapter that the novel written in the backdrop of Indian Railways is dedicated to the railway community of about 1 crore people including former railway staff and the present staff and their families.
The novel is based on a real train crash that occurred at Danishpet Lokku section 33 kilometer away from Salem on May 14, 1995. However, other characters and incidents in the novel are completely fictional, the author said. Earlier, T D Ramakrishnan had revealed to mathrubhumi.com that he would be writing his new novel based on his 35 years long career in the Indian Railways.
T D Ramakrishnan joined Railways in 1981 as a ticket collector in Salem and retired as Southern Railway Chief Controller in 2016 in order to be active in literature. Author of popular novels like 'Francis Itty Cora', 'Sugandhi Enna Andal Devanayaki', 'Alpha' and 'Mama Africa', T D Ramakrishnan has won many honours including Vayalar Award, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award and Malayattoor Award.