Mali was born to illustrious parents: Sadasya Thilakan T.K. Velu Pillai (author of the Travancore State Manual ) and Srimati Panapillai Bhagavatipillai Chellammal on the 6th of December 1915.

He has enriched entire generations with his contributions to Literature, Music, Kathakali and Sports. Mali’s versatility is clear from his career: lawyer, journalist, author, story-teller par excellence, musicologist, kathakali playwright, dramatist, editor, pioneer in Indian radio and TV broadcasting…tennis champion, high jump record holder…the list is seemingly endless! Officially, Mali served with the All India Radio for many years before retiring as Station Director.

MALI FOUNDATION (formed to commemorate the contributions made by Mali in diverse fields), in association with e2Mars Infotainment have designed an e-version of Mali's selected works to share the treasure with literary enthusiasts and children. As a preliminary step, some of Mali's short stories for children are made available to the readers.