Ancestral home: Chamravattom, Tirur, Malappuram Dist., Kerala state, 676102 India
Born: 15 Feb. 1939 at Chamravattom. Parents: The late Sri. P. Madhavan Nair, veteran freedom-fighter, and C. Janaki Amma. Married to: Smti. Vatsala, d/o the late Sri. T. Gopala Kurup one of the pre-independence-day presidents of erstwhile Malabar District Congress Committee. Son: Dr Gopal, Radiologist, living at Kochi with wife Subhadra, an e-professional. Grandsons Harigovind, Navneet Krishnan and Harikrishnan.
Primary: Govt. Lower Primary and Sastha Upper Primary Schools, Chamravattom. Secondary: Achutha Varier High School, Ponnani - Winner of Best Student Gold Medal. Inter: Zamorin's College, Calicut - Winner of Madras University Sharpe Scholarship. Graduation: Physics, Zamorin's College, Calicut - Winner of Top Rank Gold medal. PG: Applied Physics, Govt. Victoria College, Palakad - incomplete. Research (Astrophysics).
Scientific Assistant at Astrophysical Observatory, Kodaikanal, 1960-'62. Officer-in-Charge, World-Wide Seismology Centre, Pune, 1962-'64.
PRINT MEDIA, ENGLISH
MALAYALAM PRINT MEDIA
Spoken Word and Literary Content Provider for Several Stations of All India Radio. Served on Programme Advisory Committees. Content Provider for Door Darshan and Private Channels.
CREATIVE WRITING, MALAYALAM
Won in every literary competition during academic career. Translated Daniel Defoe (M. Flanders) and Lincoln Bernet (Einstein and the Universe) at age seventeen. Contributed popular science and creative copy to leading periodicals ever since. Wrote the first novel at age nineteen, topped the 120 entries to the novel-writing competition organized by the Mathrubhumi Weekly, bagged the prize and, also won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 1962. Sixty more popular titles in various branches of writing, deep in content but simple in style, have followed, won acclaim, enriched the language and have always remained alive in the book market.
AMONG OTHER LITERARY AWARDS WON ARE
NATIONAL SAHITYA AKADEMI AWARD, KERALA SAHITYA AKADEMI AWARD, VAYALAR AWARD,
ODAKKUZHAL AWARD, LALITHAMBIKA AWARD, OLAPPAMANNA AWARD, BALAMANI AMMA AWARD,
ACHUTHA MENON AWARD, ABU DHABI SAKTHI AWARD, C P MENON AWARD, MUTTATHU VARKEY
AWARD, DEVI PRASADAM AWARD, MAHAKAVI G AWARD, PANDIT KARUPPAN AWARD, MULUR
PURASKARAM, SANJAYAN PURASKARAM,
AMRITAKEERTI PURASKARAM, CHANDU MENON AWARD, BAHRAIN AWARD, OMAN
PRATHIBHA PURASKAR, VALLATHOL SAMMAN, FELLOWSHIP OF KERALA SAHITYA AKADEMI,
JNANAPPANA AWARD, NADABRAHMA AWARD, SANJAYAN AWARD, MADHAVA
MUDRA, THAKAZHI AWARD, V.T. AWARD, MATHRUBHUMI AWARD, K.P.KESAVA MENON
PURASKARAM, NALAPPADAN AWARD, MAYILPPEELI PURASKARAM AND THRIKKAVU DEVI
WORKS IN ENGLISH; TRANSLATIONS
Agni (novel) available as paperback and e-book on Amazon. Birds That Fly Ahead (novel, translation of Munpe Parakuna Pakshikal), Heart-Rending Times (novel, translation of Karal Pilarum Kalam), Now For a Tearful Smile (novel, translation of Iniyoru Nirakanchiri) on Amazon, Patches of Shade (novel, translation of Nizhalpadukal) Kerala Sahitya Akademi, Maybe Another Day (novel, translation of Spandamapinikale Nandi) National Sahitya Akademi, Zero (novel) Arnold Heinmann.
FORAYS INTO FILM WORLD
Twice elected to the Board of Directors of the Writers' Co-Operative of Kerala. Headed the Board for one term. Member of the first Board of Directors of the Kerala State Film Development Corporation. Member of the National Film Awards jury panel on three occasions. Twice member of jury panels to select Indian Panorama films. Captain of the 1984 march of writers on foot across Kerala.
C. Radhakrishnan's works attempt to integrate the cultures of science and the arts, to defeat division of every kind and to herald a unified world. His sincere and upright stand is widely admired.
The author's article titled "Avyakta: The fabric of space" was published on 06/01/2017 in the Prespacetime Journal (Vol 7 Issue 16).
(Prespacetime Journal (ISSN: 2153-8301), QuantumDream, Inc., P.O. Box 267, Stony Brook, NY 11790-0267, USA; a physics journal which focuses on the origin, nature and mechanism of spacetime and its possible connection to a prespacetime; and models and experimental results on elemental particles, fundamental forces including gravity and related topics.)
In this article a new concept, the 'Fabric of Space' is introduced to complement the Standard Model and explain gravitation. The fabric of space is termed 'Avyakta', and it is attempted to be shown that it provides substrate for all the fields including electromagnetic field, gravitational field and Higgs field. Dark matter and virtual particles gain new meaning and cosmic inflation is seen in fresh light. Convincing explanation is provided for matter/antimatter asymmetry and generations of matter. The article was written jointly by C. Radhakrishnan and his son Dr. Gopal K. R. A popular science elaboration of this idea along with its Vedantic concept and integration was published earlier in book form titled "The Secret Behind the Universe".
Read the entire article here: http://prespacetime.com/index.php/pst/article/view/1140/1144
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