K K RADHAKRISHNAN ACHARYA :- CREATER GODS FROM COCONUT SHELL  
 
Irinjalakuda , the land of culture and variety of arts,is blessed with the presence of a rare art coconut shell carving in the hands of Sri Radhakrishnan Acharya . K K Radhakrishnan Acharya ,born, broughtup,educated here at irinjalakuda invented the potentiality of thrown- away coconut shells two decades ago and tried to create attractive figures from it. During the past 14 years he worked out many figures that substituted idols of gods and photographs of gods . Radhakrishnan was a Votary of Art , and invented the Sense of Art in him and developed it without mixing it with any academic idea or skill. Hence he is the pure creator of attractive figures using coconut shells. Radhakrishnan Acharya began creating small figures using single coconut shells and proceeded to create big and bigger forms. He is the recipient of Samskarika Sahithy Prize in 2009, T N Namboothiri Memorial Prize in 2011 and Honorary Tribute by Lions Club in 2013. Kerala Viswakarma Sabha also honoured him in 2014.