Muhammed Metha (Mu Metha) is a Tamil poet and songwriter. He popularised modern poetry (Pudukavithai) in the 1970s and has written more than 30 books, including novels, short story collections and essays. His awards include the Bharathidasan Award from the state government of Tamil Nadu. He is also credited with 400 songs for movies. Metha was a professor for 35 years at Presidency College, Chennai.