Kerala Varma Valiya Koyi Thampuran, born on 1845, at Lakshmipuram, Changanacherry, was a famous Malayalam
poet and essayist. The famous Saraswati Vilasom
Palace at Thiruvananthapuram
was once his residence. Manipravalasakunthalam, Mayoorasandesam and Deivayogam are his famous poems. Sanmaarga Samagraham, Vijnaana Manjari and Sanmaarga Pradeepam are some of his well known essays. He has also written a novel, Akbar.