1981 (age 36–37)|
Madurai, Tamil Nadu
|Occupation||Social Worker / Chef (past)|
|Known for||Feeding Homeless|
Krishnan was an award-winning chef with Taj Hotels, Bangalore and was short-listed for an elite job in Switzerland. After witnessing a distressing incident in 2002, he quit his job and began feeding the homeless and mentally disabled in his hometown. from CNN</ref>
Krishnan founded the Akshaya Trust organization in 2003, which helps to feed the homeless and mentally-disabled in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. He serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to 425 indigent and elderly people in Madurai.
In June 2014 a 23-year-old inmate who escaped from the Akshaya Trust home alleged that she was sexually abused. The news was featured in the media. Although the Akshaya Trust home was exonerated by the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court. it was asked to submit regular monthly reports since lot of human rights abuses have been reported from the home.
- "Catch: He brings hot meals to India's homeless" from NDTV
- "Roy Exum: He’s Still My Hero" Archived 2010-10-06 at the Wayback Machine. from The Chattanoogan
- TheHindu June-2006
- Times of India - Dec 2010
- AtlantaDunia - Salute to real hero
- "Narayanan Krishnan – The real inspiration behind the latest malayalam movie 'Usthad Hotel'". Retrieved November 21, 2012.
- "Inmate's rape allegation casts shadow over Akshaya Trust"
- "Court verdict exonerates Akshaya Trust"
- Akshaya Trust official website
- Akshaya Trust blog
- A television show about Narayanan Krishnan and Akshaya Trust
- A movie on Narayanan Krishnan
- A documentary including Narayanan Krishnan and Akshaya Trust