Vengalil Krishnan Krishna Menon is known as V.K.Krishna Menon. Menon was born in Thiruvangad Thalassery, but after that, he moved to Panniyankara at Kozhikode in Kerala. He was born in the family of British Malabar. His parents are Komath Krishna Kurup Advocate. He took his education at Zamorin's College, Kozhikode. He graduated in B.A History and Economics from Presidency College by the year 1918. After that he started his graduation in Madras Law College. While studying there, he was influenced greatly by the words of Annie Besant and her Home Rule Movement. He then became the lead for the Brothers of Service and received the gift of traveling to England by the year 1924.
In London, he continued his education at University College and London School of Economics. Menon was described as the best student by Harold Laski. By 1930, he received the honor of being in First class for M.A. in Psychology. He worked at Twentieth Century Library and by the year 1930 he had also worked in Pelican books under the founder Sir Allen Lane. Later he joined in Labor party and called nominee for the Councilor of St.PAncras London. He was also nominated for Dundee Parliamentary Constituency by Labour Party. During 1939 he got relieved from the Labour party due to protest but later joined in by 1944. He became an active participant of India's Independence.
He played several roles such as Journalist, Secretary of India League between the year 1929 and 1947, Close friend of Ex-Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Bertrand Russell, Michael Foor, E.M.Forster, J.B.S. Haldane and Aneurin Bevan. He also edited the Preface Entitled Condition in India with the help of Russell. After the Independence of India, till 1952 he was given the position of High Commissioner for the United Kingdom. After that, his distrust was extended to the United Kingdom itself and was thus eventually lead to MI5 to make him a serious Menace to security. He was kept under surveillance from the year 1929 after that he was identified as a serious worker for the Indian Revolutionary Movement.
By 2007, MI5 files consist of a hundred of pages that cover Menon's phone call transcript and conversations with several statesman and Nehru. He was honored with the reputation for his brilliance in handling complex and critical international political issues which included a ceasefire in Indo-china, Peace plan in Korea, Disarmament talks, and French withdrawal from the UN over Algeria. He was the last foreigner to visit Joseph Stalin before Stalin’s death during February 17 for the Meet of Soviet Union. Menon died on October 6, 1974, at the age of 78. Later on, Menon's Institute was established in the year 2006. The aim of this institute is to award commemorates from India as well as from Asia.