Dr. V Ramankutty is a public health activist and an artist. He has been active in the social sphere of Kerala for the last three decades. Currently, he heads the Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, the Health Sciences wing of the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology. An acclaimed artist, he has taken part in several annual exhibitions of Kerala Lalithakala Akademi and held solo exhibitions. Dr. V. Ramankutty has published more than 60 research papers in reputed journals. He has written a book, Achutha Menonte Jeevitha Yathrayil, on his mother.