C Radhakrishnan is an established south-Indian writer. His works are deep, refined, original, evocative and inspiring despite their apparent simplicity and tacit humor. He was conferred the Murtidevi Award of the Bharatiya Gnanapith Trust for the best creative work in Indian languages. He has been recognized by India's National Akademi of Letters, the Kerala Sahitya Akademi and almost every other body promoting creative literature of the language he writes.
A scientist-turned writer, he has contributed to all branches of creative literature, mostly fiction, besides popular science.
His works have been assessed to be creative contributions to the science-philosophy dialogue. He has done a commentary on Bhagavat Gita (Gita Darsanam) critically approaching yogavidya in the light of modern science and, at he same time, also evaluating modern science vis-à-vis yogavidya.
He helped launch and establish Science Today (Times of India), the first popular science magazine of India, at a young age of 24, and later held senior positions with national print media organs.
He has a track record of winning 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. About sixty 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.A multi-faceted personality, he has worked as scientist, popular science journalist, film director, columnist, and editor of national and literary journals. As a film-maker, two of his four creations form part of the Indian Panorama of Feature Films.