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.