Mr. K. Manickavasagam, was a police officer in Tamil Nadu Police Service and superannuated as the Deputy Superintendent of Police on 30th November 2012, after completing more than 33 years of service in various branches, like Law and Order, Vigilance and Anti-Corruption and Crime Branch. He was awarded the Honourable Chief Minister's Gallentry Medal in 2010 by the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
He hailed from Kuruvikkarambai village, known for its poetic-soil, in Thanjavur District. He graduated in science from the great Pachaiyappa's college, Chennai. Out of his passion towards literary works, he was initially selected and admitted in the Institute of Film Technology, Adyar, Chennai. However, his well-built physique, together with intellectual personality, gave him the opportunity to serve in Tamil Nadu Police. As a result, he joined the Police Department in 1979 to dedicate service to the people and country.
His father, Mr.Karuppaiyathevar, was a freedom fighter and had served in the Guerilla Regiment of the Indian National Army under the leadership of Sri. Subash Chandra Bose. The author has proved his proficiency and intellectual calibre, by beautifully narrating his police experiences in the form of short stories under a catchy title "A COP WALKS DOWN MEMORY LANE...!" The mind-blowing cinematic style, in narrating fifty-five short stories throughout the book, is really marvelous and outstanding. It is sure that the literary contents of this book, flavoured with the lovely cinematic style, will certainly win over the hearts of the people of all walks of life..!