Kumar Vishwas


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He is the youngest child of Dr. Chandra Pal Sharma and Rama Sharma. His father was a lecturer in the R.S.S. Degree College, Pilkhuwa. His mother is a home-maker. Vishwas has three brothers and a sister. His schooling started at Lala Ganga Sahay School, Pilkhuwa and thereafter he completed his intermediate from the Rajputana Regiment Inter College, Pilkhuwa. He has a PhD in Hindi literature.[3]

Career

Vishwas became a professor in Rajasthan in 1994. He taught Hindi Literature to higher class students at Lajpat Rai Post-Graduate College for sixteen years.[1][4]

Vishwas has performed regularly at Kavi sammelan both in India and abroad. Venues have included the IIT Roorkee,[5] Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi,[6] MNNIT Allahabad,[7]NIT Patna,[8] IIM Lucknow,[9] NIT Jalandhar,[10] NIT Trichy,[11] and BITS, Pilani.[12]

Vishwas has participated in poetry recitations and functions abroad including the USA, Dubai, Singapore, and Japan.[13][14][15][16] In the year 2015, he visited Australia [17] and New Zealand [18]

Vishwas supported the anti-corruption movement led by Anna Hazare. He is a member of the national executive of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).[19] He contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election, as an AAP candidate from Amethi, but lost to Rahul Gandhi.[20]

A sting operation was carried out by a media portal ahead of the 2013 Delhi Assembly elections that claimed that some AAP members, including Vishwas, had raised illegal cash donations.[21][22] The AAP accused the portal of slandering the leaders of the party.[23] The party filed a lawsuit against the CEO of the media portal mediasarkar.com.[24][25]

A video clip from Kavi sammelan in which he is shown making alleged derogatory remarks about Imam Hussain and Hindu deities and nurses from kerela went viral on social media websites,various cases were registered against him. Vishwas responded that the clippings were doctored and he apologizes if he had unintentionally hurt someone’s sentiment.[26][27] Later, Vishwas apologised for his remarks, saying it was not his intention to hurt anyone’s sentiments or feelings.[28][29]

Works

Vishwas has written Hindi poetry using the Shringara-Ras (Romantic Genre).[30] He wrote the Kul-Geet (university anthem) of Chaudhary Charan Singh University.[31]

Books

  • Ik Pagli Ladki Ke Bin (1998)
  • Koi Deewana Kehta Hai (2007)[32]

DVD

  • Koi Deewana Kehta Hai & Beyond (2009)
  • Beyond… (2013)
  • Alakh (2014)