C. Radhakrishnan

Director, Writer


C. Radhakrishnan (സി. രാധാകൃഷ്ണൻ) (15 February 1939) is a writer, physicist, researcher and film director in Malayalam language from Kerala state, South India. He is the author of some of the major novels in Malayalam like Munpeparakkunna Pakshikal, Theekkadal Kadanhu Thirumadhuram, Spandamapinikale Nandi, Ellaam Maikkunna Kadal and Nizhalpadukal, and the scientific commentary and work Bhagavad Gita: Modern Reading. Radhakrishnan graduated in physics from Zamorin's College, Calicut and was Winner of Top Rank Gold medal, served as Scientific Assistant at Astrophysical Observatory, Kodaikanal from 1960 to 1962, and was Officer-in-Charge at World-Wide Seismology Centre, Pune from 1962 to 1964. A physicist turned writer, he was honoured by both the National Literary Academy of India (1989, for Spandamapinikale Nandi) and the Kerala Literary Academy (1962, for Nizhalpadukal). He was conferred the Vayalar Award (1990, for Munpe Parakkunna Pakshikal), Mahakavi G. Award (1993, for Verpadukalude Viralpadukal), Mooloor Award, Dr. C. P. Menon Award (for Aalochana), Achuthamenon Award (for Munpeparakkuna Pakshikal), Abudhabi Malayali Samajam Award (1988, for Munpeparakkunna Pakshikal), Pandit Karuppan Award, Devi Prasadam Award, Lalithambika Award (2004, for his total contribution to Malayalam literature) etc. His works have been translated into various Indian and foreign languages. He was chosen for the Padmaprabha Puraskaram in 2007. In July 2014, Radhakrishnan was awarded the Moortidevi Award for the year 2013 for his novel Theekkadal Kadanhu Thirumadhuram. He was conferred the Ezhuthachan Puraskaram for the year 2016. Other literary recognitions include the Mathrubhumi Literary Award in 2015, K.P.Kesava Menon memorial award in 2016, the Madhava Mudra, Nalappadan Award and Thrikkavu Devi Puraskaram. Apart from Malayalam fiction, C. Radhakrishnan has also authored many physics articles. A book on physics titled The Secret Behind the Universe was published in July 2016. The author's researches in physics were published as an article titled Avyakta: The Fabric of Space in the Prespacetime Journal in January 2017. Radhakrishnan was the editor of Malayalam magazine Piravi published by the School Of Bhagavad Gita. He was the former chief editor of Madhyamam daily from 16 August 1999 to 1 September 2001. He was also editor-in-Charge of Year-Books and Bhashaposhini, Malayala Manorama, from 1994 to 1997.

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