Mukundan C. Menon was one of the most prominent human-rights activists in India.He was a leading human rights activist for over 35 years and helped to found a number of India's national non-governmental human rights organizations including PUCL and National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO) in Kerala.
He was working in Delhi during the 1970s as a journalist, and was actively involved in human- rights activities. During the 1990s, he settled in Kerala. However, he didn't stop his activism. He pursued journalism with Thejas Fortnightly, and ultimately became an editorial consultant and the Resident Editor of Thejas Daily.