Scientist-turned-writer C Radhakrishnan awarded for his novel 'Theekkadal Katanhu Thirumadhuram'

PTI
Published Jun 14, 2014, 2:55 am IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:50 am IST
'Theekkadal Katanhu Thirumadhuram' received the Moortidevi Award for 2013
Malayalam author C. Radhakrishnan
 Malayalam author C. Radhakrishnan

New Delhi: Eminent Malayalam scientist-turned-writer C Radhakrishnan has been selected for the prestigious Moortidevi Award for 2013 for his novel "Theekkadal Katanhu Thirumadhuram". 

The novel is a biographical account of Thunchat Ramaanujan Ezhuthachan, widely regarded as the father of Malayalam language. 

The novel attempts to bring back to life the socio-cultural ambience of 15th century, according to a press release issued by Bharatiya Jnanpith which has instituted the award. 

Radhakrishnan has also contributed to popular science and all branches of literature, mostly fiction. 

Moortidevi Award carries a cash prize of Rs four lakh, a plaque and a statue of goddess Saraswati.

 

 

Location: Kerala




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