Kadammanitta Ramakrishnan (M. R. Ramakrishna Panikkar) (March 22, 1935 - March 31, 2008), popularly known as Kadammanitta, was an Indian poet. He was born in Kadammanitta province of Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. His childhood experiences, especially the Patayanisongs, imparted strong influence in his literary work. With his powerful and mind provoking poems he became one of the rebellious voices in modern Malayalam literature. More than anything, it was his style of reciting his own poems in a powerful and efficient manner that made him darling of many progressives. He was awarded the Kerala Sahithya Academy award in 1982.

Noted works

§                     Kurathi

§                     Kadinjool Pottan

§                     Misrathalam

§                     Mazha Peyyunnu Maddhalam Kottunnu

§                     Kadammanittayude Kavithakal

§                     Vellivelicham

§                     Sooryasila

§                     Shantha

Awards

§                     Kadammanittayude Kavithakal- Asan Prize 1982, Kerala   Sahithya Academy Award 1982

§                     Abudhabi Malayalam Samajam Award

§                     New York Malayalam International Foundation Award

§                     Muscat Kerala Samskarika Kendram Award