P. C. Kuttikrishnan, popularly known by his penname Uroob (ഉറൂബ്; 1915 – 1979) was a famous Malayalam writer from Kerala state, South India. He along with writers like Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, Thakazhi, Kesavadev, and S. K. Pottekkatt formed the progressive writers in Malayalam during the twentieth century. Uroob is a recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award (Malayalam) for his novel Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum.Awards & Fellowships-Akademi Awards
Uroob (or Oroob) is the penname of P. C. Kuttikrishnan. The word "Uroob" means "eternal youth" in Persian language and "dawn" in Arabic language. Uroob was a prominent member of the literary circle that had formed in the 1930s in Ponnani. Others in the group are the eminent critic Kuttikrishna Marar, young poets Edasseri Govindan Nair, Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri, Kadavanad Kuttikrishnan, and Moothedath Narayanan Vaidyar. Uroob had spent the best years of his creative life in Kozhikode where he was working in All India Radio. He, later went to Thiruvanathapuram as editor of Kunkumam magazine and from there to Kottayam to work as editor of Bhashaposhini published by Malayala Manorama group. He has also worked as the editor of Mangalodhayam magazine and Malayala Manorama weekly. He has also held the post of the president of Sahitya Akademi.
One of the most progressive novels in Malayalam, Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum (The Beautiful and the Handsome) was authored by Uroob.Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum His other notable works include Ummachu (translated as The Beloved) and Aniyara.
Uroob Memorial Literary Museum at the Kiliyanad School in Kozhikode is named in his honor.
*Kunjammayum Koottukarum (1952)
*Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum (1958)
*Chuzhiku Pimbe Chuzhi (1967)
*The Beloved (1974; Hind Pocket Books, English trans. of Ummachu by Raghava R. Menon)."The Beloved, PC Kuttykrishnan, `Oroob" Original Malayalam title: Oommachoo". Kulwant Singh Virk, "Indianness in Indian Literature".
*Gopalan Nayarude Thaddi
*Reserve Chayyatha Berth
*Miss Chinnuvum Lady Januvum
*Madras Govt. Award (1948) - Kathir-Katta
*Madras Govt. Award (1949) - Thurannitta Jalakam
*Madras Govt. Award (1951) - Kumbedukkunna Mannu
*President of India"s silver medal for Best Regional Film (1954) - Neelakuyil
*M. P. Paul award (1960) - Gopalan Nayarude Thady
*Ashan Centenary Award (1973) - Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum