R. G. Pillai (born 1948), who uses the pseudonym Karazhmakaran Gopali, is a published writer, poet, stage actor, theater director and an accomplished painter from Kerala, India. He hails from a family of artists and musicians.
He worked in the Indian Air Force from 1965 to 1983 and took voluntary retirement to pursue a career in art and literature. Gopali writes primarily in Malayalam. Although his painting style spans from expressionism to surrealism, he specializes in realistic portrait studies.
His favorite medium is oil on canvas and his paintings are sold all over India. In his abstract paintings one can find a mixture of deep colored philosophy, geometries set by the shadows of history and highlights depicting hope for a bright future.