Malikathazhathu Pulluvazhy Narayana Pillai (എം.പി. നാരായണപിള്ള) (22 November 1939 – 19 May 1998), affectionately known as Nanappan among his friends, was a journalist and writer of Malayalam literature. Known for his novel, Parinamam (The Evolution), and a number of short stories including Murugan Enna Pambatty (Murugan, the Snake Charmer) and George Aaramante Kodathi (The Court of George VI), Pillai was associated with Far Eastern Economic Review and McGraw-Hill World News. He was awarded the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Novel in 1991, but he declined the award.
M. P. Narayana Pillai was born on 22 November 1939 to Thazhathu Parameshwaran Nair and Malikathazhathu Ammukutty Amma in Pulluvazhy, a village near Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district of the south Indian state of Kerala. After early schooling at the local school in Pulluvazhy, he completed his Pre-University course at Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha and moved to Banaras Hindu University from where he ob