Dr. Sukumar Azhikode (b. May 26, 1926 Azhikode, Kerala, India) is a teacher, critic and orator, acknowledged for his contributions toMalayalam literary criticism and insights on Indian philosophy. He is a bachelor and lives in Viyyoor near Thrissur.

Sukumar Azhikode (SA)' completed BCom in 1946, later BT in Malayalam and MA & PhD in Sanskrit. Azhikode was a teacher at Rajas High School, Chirackal St. Aloysius College, Mangalore and Devagiri College, Kozhikode and later a principal at SNM Training College, Moottakunnam, and a professor and Pro-Vice Chancellor at Calicut University. He retired in 1986.

Azhikode's most famous work is Thathvamasi (1984, Malayalam), an authoritative book on Indian Philosophy, Vedas and Upanishads.Thathvamasi has won twelve awards including the Indian Sahithya Academy and Kerala State Sahithya Academy Prizes, Vayalar Awardand the Rajaji Award.

Major works

§                     Aasante Seetakavyam

§                     Ramananum Malayalakavitayum (Ramanan and Malayalam Poetry)

§                     Mahatmavinte Margam (Way of the Mahatma)

§                     Purogamanasahityavum Mattum (Modern Literature and Others)

§                     Malayala Sahityavimarsanam (Criticism of Malayalam Literature)

§                     Vayanayute Swargattil (In the Paradise of Reading)

§                     Tatvamasi

§                     Malayala Sahitya Patanangal (Studies on Malayalam Literature)

§                     Tatvavum Manushyanum (Philosophy and Humans)

§                     Khandanavum Mandanavum (Destructive Criticism and Constructive Criticism)

§                     Entinu Bharatadare