R.K Narayan, the internationally renowned writer of English novels was a long time friend of Isvarmurti. They used to meet at Coimbatore and Madras and discuss various topics besides literature. There emerged a close relationship and understanding.Infact R.K Narayan’s in-laws were living in Coimbatore and were friends of Isvarmurti. Thus the relationhip was more than just literary interests. Many of the unknown interests of Narayan in politics, religion and society were revealed in these conversations and showed R.K Narayan as more than a novelist.