K. Jayakumar is an Indian civil servant, poet and author. He retired as the Chief Secretary of the Government of Kerala. He has served as the founding vice-chancellor of the Malayalam University. Apart from his administrative career, Jayakumar is also a poet, lyricist, screenwriter and painter. He has penned some of the most popular Malayalam songs, and has also written few books, namely, Aadithyahridayam, Aparathayod Anuragapoorvam, Lalitha Jeevitham, etc.