Sukumar Azhikode (26 May 1926 – 24 January 2012) was a writer, critic and orator, acknowledged for his contributions to Malayalam and insights on Indian philosophy .He was born in Kerala on May 26th 1926.Sukumar Azhikode completed BCom in 1946. He then took BT in Malayalam followed by MA and PhD in Malayalam. Azhikode was a teacher at Rajas High School, Chirackal, St. Aloysius College, Mangalore and Devagiri College, Kozhikode and later Principal of SNM Training College, Moottakunnam, and a Professor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Calicut University. He retired in 1986.
His most famous work is ‘Tathvamasi’, an authoritative book on Indian philosophy.Thathvamasi has won twelve awards including the Indian Sahitya Akademi Award, Kerala Sahithya Akademi Award, Vayalar Award and the Rajaji Award. His major works include Aasante Seetakavyam,Ramananum Malayalakavitayum,Malayala Sahityavimarsanam,Malayala Sahitya Patanangal,Khandanavum Mandanavum,Guruvinte Dukham,Mahakavi Ulloor.
Azhikode is the founder president of Navabharathavedi – a socio-cultural organization. He has also worked at several newspapers including Varthamanam, Dinabandhu, Malayala Harijan, Desamitram, Navayugam and Dinaprabha. He was the chairman of the National Book Trust between 1993 and 1996.