Sukumaran Chaligadda's real name is Betthimaran. He hails from Chaligadda village of Wayanad, near the Kurua Island and the Kabani River. He writes poetry, short stories and songs in Malayalam and in Rawla language. Sukumaran is the editor of a collection of poems by forty tribal poets from Kerala published by DC Books. He worked for Wayanad FM Radio for 6 years and has acted in plays, films and short films. His poems have published in Madhyam, Pachakkuthira, Deshabhimani, Bhashaposhini, Truecopy, Atma, Ithal and Indian express online. He is now in the preparation of his book release.