Valmiki was a Brahmin by birth. His works are
”The Ramayana” and ”The Yoga Vasishtha”.
He was the 10th son of Prachetasa, belonging
to the lineage of sage Bhrigu. As a boy, he was
separated from his parents in a forest and fell
into the hands of a childless robber couple.
They brought him up as their own son. That
is how Ratnakara (Valmiki)began his career
as a robber.