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Kamla Das on Google Doodle
Google honours Indian Author Kamla Das's "My Story" with a Doodle on Thursday. Kamla Das is known as one of India's most celebrated poets and authors in Indian Literature for her poetry and short stories.

Kamla Das's My Story
Kamla Das, released her autobiography "My Story" on 01st February 1976. She wrote it in English language and then translated it in Malayalam language.

Artist Manjit Thapp
The doodle, created by artist Manjit Thapp, “celebrates the work she left behind, which provides a window into the world of an engrossing woman,” Google said in a blog post.

Early Life of Kamla Das
She was born on 31st March 1934 in Thrissur district in Kerarla in India in a Hindu family. His father, VM Nair was a managing editor of Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi, and Nalapat Balamani Amma. She married to a bank officer named K. Madhav Das at the age of 15 years. Her spouse encourage her writing interest and she started writing and publishing in both the languages viz. English and Malayalam. She spent her childhood in Calcutta, where her father was employed as a senior officer in the Walford Transport Company that sold Bentley and Rolls Royce automobiles, and the Nalapat ancestral home in Punnayurkulam.

Notable Awards of Kamla Das
She wrote many Malayalam short stories as well as many poems in English. She was called as Poetess, novelist and short story writer. She won many awards viz. Ezhuthachchan Puraskaram, Vayalar Award, Sahitya Akademi Award, Asan World Prize, Asian Poetry Prize, Kent Award.

Kamla Das in Politics
Kamla Das entered into politics and launched a new national political party named Lokseva Party, aiming asylum to orphaned mothers and promotion of secularism. In 1984 she unsuccessfully contested in the Indian Parliament elections.

Watch official trailer of Malayalam Movie "Aami", Directed By Kamal. Based on the life of writer Kamala Das:

Kamla Das Embraced Islam
She was born in a conservative Hindu Nair (Nalapat) family having royal ancestry, She embraced Islam on December 11, 1999, at the age of 65 and assumed the name Kamala Surayya. She said in an interview as "I am against the Hindu way of cremating the dead. I do not want my body to be burnt. But this was only a minor consideration. I have always had a strong affection for the Islamic way of life. I adopted two blind Muslim children, Irshad Ahmed and Imtiaz Ahmed, and they brought me close to Islam. I had to study Islamic scriptures before teaching them. One is working as a professor in Darjeeling and another as a barrister in London."

She Passed away on 31 May 2009 at the age of 75 years in Pune, Maharashtra, India.

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