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Know about Hindi Poet Dr Kumar Vishwas

Kumar Vishwas (born: February 10, 1970) is an Indian Hindi poet, writer and a lecturer. He was a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and a former member of its National Executive.

Hindi Poet Kumar Vishwas
 Hindi Poet Kumar Vishwas

Kumar Vishwas comes from a modest family from a small town of Pilakhuwa, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, where he studied at Lala Ganga Sahay School. His father, Chandra Pal Sharma, was a lecturer at R.S.S. Degree College in Pilkhuwa and his mother, Rama Sharma, was a housewife. Vishwas was the youngest child among his three brothers and a sister.

He studied at the Rajputana Regiment Inter College and then joined Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College.

Engineering did not interest Vishwas and he left it to study Hindi literature, in which he subsequently earned MA, PhD & D. Lit.

It was while studying for his PhD that Vishwas changed his name from Viswas Kumar Sharma to Kumar Vishwas, in order to maintain an identity separate from his caste. In 1994, he became a lecturer in Rajasthan, then taught Hindi literature at Lala Lajpat Rai College. In 2012, he joined the newly-formed AAP as a volunteer worker.

As a poet

Vishwas routinely gives performances in which he demonstrates his poetry and love for Hindi, Urdu and Sanskrit literature. He incorporates his comments on topical issues relating to India. His latest Book "Phir Meri Yaad" first print sold out in first 48 hours of pre-booking.

Books

  • Koi Deewana Kahta Hai
  • Phir Meri Yaad
  • Ik Pagli Ladki Ke bin
    

Anti-corruption movement

Vishwas has known Arvind Kejriwal since 2005 and joined India Against Corruption movement led by Anna Hazare. Thereafter, as the movement faded and morphed into what is today known as the AAP, led by Kejriwal, he was asked to become a member of its national executive. He contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election as an AAP candidate from Amethi, losing to Rahul Gandhi.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Google Head Quarter, California has invited Dr Kumar Vishwas for a Guest Lecture on Youth issues
  • The Legislature Assembly of California has awarded Dr Kumar Vishvas for his efforts of bringing Hindi to a stronger recognition globally
  • The Immigration Minister of Canada, Mr Jason Kenny praised Dr Kumar Vishvas for his performance and promised that Hindi be a part of the syllabus in primary education in Canada
  • The Stanford University has invited Dr Kumar Vishvas for Guest Lecture
  • The University of Calgary has invited Dr Kumar Vishvas for Guest Lecture
  • The Victoria University, New Zealand has invited Dr Kumar Vishvas for Guest Lecture
  • The La Trobe University of Australia has invited Dr Kumar Vishvas for Guest Lecture
  • The Melbourne University of Australia has invited Dr Kumar Vishvas for Guest Lecture

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