22 October 1915|
|Died||6 March 2011
|Occupation||writer, politiucal activist|
|Spouse(s)||Lakshmi Krishnamurti (1943-2009)|
Born in Kottayam on 22 October 1915, Krishnamurthy was educated in Kottayam, University College Trivandrum, Presidency College, Madras and Hertford College, Oxford. In 1940, Krishnamurthy returned to India in order to pursue a career as a writer but when his manuscript was rejected by major publishers he set up his own firm of booksellers and publishers.
Krishnamurthy married Lakshmi, the only daughter of Indian National Congress leader S. Satyamurti in 1943. The couple have three sons.