Kumar Vishwas born Kumar Vishwas Sharma Vishwas Sharma is a Hindi writer based in India. H >> Read More... , is a Hindi poet, lyricist, social activist and a politician affiliated to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He is known particularly for his oratory skills and romantic poetry. In fact, his couplet “Koi DeewanaKehtahai...” is extremely popular amongst the youth. He was born on 10th February, 1970 in Pikhuwa, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh to Dr. Chandra Pal Sharma and Smt. Rama Sharma. As the youngest in the family, he has 3 older brothers and an elder sister. His father was a lecturer in the R.S.S. Degree College Click to look into! >> Read More... , Pilkhuwa, affiliated to the Chaudhary Charan Singh University of Meerut.
His mother is a homemaker. Adhering to the darling wish of his father, Kumar Vishwas enrolled in Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College, to pursue engineering.However, in his time in the college, he realized that his heart was simply not into engineering and in fact, it was poetry and literature that really called to him. Having realized this, it was impossible then for him to continue studying engineering, thus causing him to drop out of engineering college to pursue his passion by studying literature.
His decision came at the cost of severe disapproval and disappointment from his family. Nevertheless, consumed by his passion for the area, he not only completed his graduation and post-graduation in Hindi Literature, but also went on to pursue a Ph.D. In the year 1994, having toiled long and hard he earned himself the position of a Professor at Lala Lajpat Rai College in Rajasthan where he taught for sixteen years. In this time, he became a big name in the field of Hindi Poetry establishing himself as a poet of the Shringara-Ras or romantic poetry.
He has performed at various Kavi Sammelans across India and across the world. By 2010 he became a celebrated lyricist post his enormously successful “Koi Deewana Kehta Hai…” couplet. In the same year, he even won the Dr.Urmilesh “Geet Shree” Samman. At this time, he also realized that his poetry had established him as a respected and much-adored figure in Indian homes. He thus decided to use his position to spread social messages and work towards the betterment of our nation and society. Thus, he quit his job as a Professor, dedicating his efforts to bettering society. It was this very desire that ultimately led him to join Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement in early 2011.
As the movement gained momentum across the nation, Kumar Vishwas, owing to his exemplary oratory skills quickly became a key proponent of the movement. His elevated role in the movement also meant that he was even arrested on 16th August, 2011 for supporting the anti-corruption movement. It was in the aftermath of this anti-corruption wave that the various leaders of the movement came together under Arvind Kejriwal to form the Aam Aadmi Party on 26th November 2012.
Kumar Vishwas was amongst these leaders along with and Prashant Bhushan. In the General Elections of 2014 in India, Kumar Vishwas ran against Congress candidate Rahul Gandhi Rahul Gandhi is a politician of India who is one o >> Read More... for the Amethi constituency. However, he was unable to loosen the grip Congress had on Amethi and lost to Rahul Gandhi who won the seat by 1.07 lakh votes. Since then, Kumar Vishwas has periodically been at the heart of political controversy having to combat rumors of his leaving the AAP to join the BJP.
The last such instance was in January 2017 prior to the UP elections. Of late, Kumar Vishwas has been in the news because of his video posted on 15th April, 2017 reviewing the declining status of our country, specifically with respect to fighting corruption. In his video, he even picks apart his own party leader Arvind Kejriwal questioning him and holding him personally accountable for the lack of deliverance on promises. His honest review of the country’s scenario is just one of the markers for his passion in working to better our society and our nation and has even been lauded by Kejriwal.