A Tamil author and social activist. He was born in 1973 in Mangalrevu of Madurai District, Tamilnadu, India. Muthukrishnan had his schooling in NaviMumbai with a cosmopolitan background and his family settled back in Mdurai, Tamil Nadu, India in 1986. He has been a part of various fact finding missions to areas of Conflict in India He was one of the coordinators of the Asia Caravan which left from Raj Ghat, Delhi and travelled 8000kms by road through 8 countries to reach Gaza with a humanitarian aid worth One million US$. Muthukrishnan has attended various seminars at the National and International level on Developmental issues, Culture, Environment and Human Rights for the past 15 years. Muthukrishnan is the founder of Green Walk, an informal group of people who walk on roads less travelled to learn about neglected monuments. Muthu has so far identified about two dozen historical and archaeological hotspots in and around Madurai.
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