Krishnasamy Veeramani was born on December 2, 1933, in Cuddalore,
He came into limelight when as a boy of just 10 he was allowed to address the gathering in the Justice Party Salem conference in 1944. He was introduced as an activist by Annadurai. Apart from one year in which he practiced as a lawyer in Cuddalore, his career has been as a social worker. He began working with Periyar in 1956 and assisted Periyar in editing Viduthalai, the rationalist daily of Dravidar Kazhagam. In 1962 he was made the Executive Editor of Viduthalai and since 1978 has been the Editor. On 16 March 1978, Maniyammai died. The Managing Committee of the Dravidar Kazhagam elected K. Veeramani as General Secretary of the Dravidar Kazhagam on 17 March 1978. He was active in the social campaigns and agitations launched by Periyar for support of “socially discriminated people”, and was incarcerated forty times for his activities. He was jailed under MISA for a year in 1976 for opposing the Emergency.