V. K. Ramakrishnon was born in 1950, in the village of
Vaiyavoor near Kanchipuram.
He graduated his Masters in Arts
in Tamil Literature from Pachaiyappa’s College, Chennai in the year 1978.
He joined the Tamil Nadu
Government Revenue Service in 1973 and worked at the Chennai Collectorate.
Fond of reading Tamil literature,
he occasionally wrote poems that were published in Tamil weeklies.
Uvamai Kavignar Suradha, Dr. Avvai
Natarajan, former secretary at the government’s Tamil Development and Culture
Department, and poet Pabanasam Kuralpithan have contributed to the prefaces of Manjal Veethigal, praising the author’s
poetic sense and sense of social responsibility.
The poet believes the intent of literature
should be to mend the animal nature in people.