V.K. Krishna Menon was born in Kozhikode (Calicut) in Kerala at the place of Panniyankara on May 3, 1896 in the Vengalil family.
Menon’s Dad Komathu Krishna Kurup was the son of King of Kadthanadu, and was a wealthy and influential lawyer. His mother was the granddaughter of Raman Menon, former Divan of Travancore. Memon's early education took place in Zamorin College of Kozhikode (Calicut). In the year 1918, he graduated from the Presidency College of Madras in History and Economics and Passed the B A Exams.
V.K. Krishna Menon was an Indian diplomat, politician and Defense Minister of India from 1957 to 1962. According to Time Magazine, he was the most influential person in India after Jawaharlal Nehru. In England he worked as a journalist and secretary of 'India League'. This institution used to act as a representative of the Indian Congress there. Through this, Menon joined Jawaharlal Nehru. After the country's independence, the Nehru Government made him the High Commissioner of India in London, which he remained from 1947 to 1952. As Defense Minister of the Government of India, he was also in the dispute related to the defense deal and had to resign after the India-China war.
In 1954, V.K. Krishna Menon was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second best civilian award. He was the first person to receive this award.
On October 6, 1974, V K Menon left this world forever.
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