Sreekumaran Thampi is a poet, lyricist, producer, music composer and director. An engineering graduate, he worked as assistant town planner in Kozhikode. His debut collection of poetry was published in 1960. He penned songs for Akashavani Thiruvananthapuram and Madras stations. His selected 1001 songs were published as a book titled ‘Hridayasarass’. He penned lyrics for over 270 movies. He also wrote story for 40 films and screenplay for 85 films, directed 30 movies and produced 25 movies.

He won several awards including J C Daniel Award, Kerala State Film Award for lyricist, Kerala State Film Award for popular movie, Film Fans Award, Film Critics Award, Filmfare Award, Prem Nazir Award, Mooloor Award, Krishnageethi Award, Pravasa Kairali Award and Thakazhi Award.

His noted works include Kakkathampuratti, Kuttanadu, Engineerude Veena, Neelathamara, En Makan Karayumbol and Seershakamaillatha Kavithakal. He also penned the book ‘Cinema-Kanakkum Kavithayum’ which won the national award for best book on cinema.