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M. P. Sivagnanam, (Mylapore Ponnuswamy Sivaganam) popularly known as Ma.Po.Si was a politician, founder of the political party Tamil Arasu Kazhagam. He has authored more than 100 books.

His love for and involvement with Tamil literature has brought him much praise. Ma.Po.Siís extensive research on Silappatikaram earned him the special title "Silambu Chelvar". In 1966, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil for his biography of Vallalar - Vallalar kanda orumaipaadu. In 1972 Government of India awarded him Padma Shri for Literature & Education. A commemorative stamp in his honor was released in 2006.
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