Renowned writer C Radhakrishnan has been selected for the Mathrubhumi Literary Award in recognition of his contribution to the field of literature.
About Mathrubhumi Literary Award :
Mathrubhumi Literary Award is a literary award instituted in 2001 by leading Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi.
- A sum of Rs.2 lakh, a plaque and citation constitute the award.
- The award is conferred as a recognition of a writer’s overall contribution to the Malayalam literature.
- Radhakrishnan was selected by a panel chaired by novelist M Mukundan with Sethu and Sarah Joseph being the other members of the jury, Mathrubhumi Managing Director M P Veerendra Kumar and Managing Editor P V Chandran.
About C Radhakirshnan :
Radhakrishnan is a writer and film director in Malayalam language from Kerala state, South India.
- He was born in Chamravattom in Ponnani taluk in Malappuram district on February 15, 1939. Many of his works had garnered much attention at the publishing stage itself.
- He has been honoured by both theNational Literary Academy of India (1989, for Spandamapinikale Nandi) and the Kerala Literary Academy (1962, for Nizhalpadukal).
- He has been conferred the Vayalar Award (1990, for Munpe Parakkunna Pakshikal), Mahakavi G. Award (1993, for Verpadukalude Viralppatukal), Mooloor Award, Dr. C. P. Menon Award (for Aalochana), Achuthamenon Award (for Munpe Parakkuna Pakshikal), Abudhabi Malayali Samajam Award (1988, for Munpe Parakkunna Pakshikal), Pandit Karuppan Award, Devi Prasadam Award, Lalithambika Award (2004, for his total contribution toM alayalam literature) etc.
- His works have been translated into variousIndian and foreign languages. He has been chosen for the Padmaprabha Puraskaram in 2007, which carries a cash prize of Rs. 55,000, ruby-studded plaque and citation. In July 2014, Radhakrishnan was awarded the Moortidevi Award for the year 2013 for his novel “Theekkadal Katanhu Thirumadhuram”.
- Radhakrishnan is 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.