Ravindra Prabhat is an Indian novelist, poet, journalist, author and blogger. He was born on 5th April 1969 in the Mahindra village, Sitamarhi, Bihar. He has written in almost all forms of Hindi literature but is most well-known for his gazals and essays. He is the current chief editor of the Hindi magazine Parikalpana Samay.
He is also known as Ravindra Kumar Chaubey. Ravindra attended school at the State Primary School in Bela, the Oriental Middle School in Sitamarhi, the Mathura High School and the Radha Krishna Goenka College. He earned a Bachelor degree with Honours in Geography from the B. R. Ambedkar Bihar University in Muzaffarpur. He earned a MJ&MC degree from the Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University in Allahabad.
He married M. Prabhat on 18th May 1989 in Bettiah in Bihar. They have a son and two daughters. Ravindra writes on human suffering and social issues. In 1987, his first poem was published on Kisley, since then he has written several poems. He worked in the Lucknow based Hindi daily Jansandesh Times and Daily News Activist.
In 1991, a collection of Ravindra’s poems were published under the title Hum Safar. This gazal collection brought him to the limelight. His other poetry collections include Mat Rona Ramjani Chacha in 1999 and Smriti Shesh in 2002. Ravindra is considered a pioneer of Hindi blogging. He began blogging in 2007 and has uploaded his works on his blog. He also writes stories and reviews, and edits articles for other blogs. He is the founding member of the Parikalpana Award, an Indian blog literature award sponsored by the Parikalpana Magazine and the Parikalpnaa NGO.
The first Parikalpana Award function was held on 30th April 2011. He was the consulting editor of the online journal Hamari Vani in 2010. He is the chief editor of Parikalpana Blogotsav. Ravindra wrote Hindi fictional books like Taki Bacha Rahe Loktantra in 2011, Prem Na Hat Bikay in 2012 and Dharati Pakad Nirdaliya in 2013. He wrote a Hindi non-fiction book titled Hindi Blogging Ka Itihaas in 2011.
He contributed to the book Hindi Blogging: Expression Of New Revolution in 2012. His essays and interviews featured in the Contemporary Nepali Literature in 1995. Ravindra worked at several magazines like the yearly Fagunahat from 1990 to 1992, Urvija, Samvad from 1992 to 1995, Sahityanjali in 1993, VatVriksh from May 2011 to May 2013 and currently Parikalapana Samay since June 2013.