Ramesh Menon was born 1951 in New Delhi. Studied in St Xavier's High School and St. Stephen's College. Lived and worked in Delhi, HongKong, Bangalore, Jakarta and now lives in Kodaikanal . He is the grandson of Pattom Thanu Pillai, former Chief Minister of Kerala and K R K Menon, India's first Finance Secretary. He is the author of The Hunt for K and Blue God: A Life of Krishna. He has beautifully rendered modern translations of the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, and the Bhagavata Purana into English prose.