Suratha (Tamil: சுரதா) (23 November 1921 – 20 June 2006) was a Tamil poet, known for his similes. He was called "Uvamai Kavignar" ("poet of similes"). Suratha was born in Thanjavur as T. Rajagopal. He derived his pen name from Subburathinathasan (Bharathidasan, a renowned poet of yesteryear). Literary works Saavin Mutham (meaning "kiss of death") and Thenmazhai (meaning "rain of honey") were among his notable works. He also ran a weekly Kaavyam, entirely dedicated to poetry. He was a lyricist and a dialogue writer for more than 100 Tamil films and memorable songs such as ‘Amuthum thenum ethatku’.