Dr Kumar Vishvas
Born : Feb 10
Dr Kumar Vishvas: Koi Deewana Kehta Hai and beyond…’ (DVD, 2010)
Place of Birth : Pilakhuwa, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh (India)
Educational Qualification : MA, PhD.
Creations : ‘Ik Pagli Ladki Ke Bin’ (Poetry, 1996)
‘Koi Deewana Kehta Hai’ (Poetry, 2008)
Dr Kumar Vishvas is an Indian Youth Icon, who carries several aspects in his personality. As a celebrated Hindi poet, he is well known across the world. He is credited with reviving Hindi poetry among young generation. The tech-savvy young generation values Dr Vishvas as their icon. This is evident from the fact that on one side, where his online videos have been watched millions of times by young netizens, on the other hand his official page on a leading Social Networking website Facebook invites approximately 5 Million clicks a month.
Besides a poet, he has been recognized as a social communicator, who is known as a straight-forward speaker on social issues and as a motivator who ignites young minds with his communication expertise. A professor by profession, Dr Vishvas is also involved in writing Scripts, Lyrics and Stories for Indian Film Industry. He is the first performing poet of any language across the world, whose poems in his own voice, have been hosted as Caller-back tunes on all major telecom operators of india. Overall, Dr Kumar Vishvas is an iconic blend of a Performing Poet, an Author, a Social Communicator and a Motivator.
As a performer, Dr Kumar Vishvas has travelled across the globe. His ‘Koi Deewana Kehta Hai’ and ‘Hotho Par Ganga Ho, Hatho me Tiranga Ho’ Solo concerts have practically changed the definition of Poetic performance. The time has seen the Kavi-Sammelan format changing from traditional set-up to a stylish state-of-the-art set-up, with accessories like Fancy Lightings, Spot-light, Music-support, Collar-mics and Projector-Screen displays. A major chunk of credit for this transformation of Hindi Poetic-Concerts goes to none other than Dr Kumar Vishvas. This has definitely changed the way the generation looked at Hindi-Poetry. Unfortunately, majority of the young generation did not ‘look-at’ Hindi Poetry at all! The only Hindi thing the generation stopped at was ‘Koi Deewana Kehta Hai’. This signature couplet by the charismatic poet Dr Kumar Vishvas became the darling of the generation, and this did not stop here! The youth demanded more, and the success of KDKH repeated with numbers like Pagli Ladki, Tiranga, Devdas Mat Hona and many more.
Today, as a performer, Dr Kumar Vishvas maintains the busiest schedule among Singers, Poets, Stand-up Comedians and Rock performers. He is possibly the only performer around the globe, who performs without any prop (besides mic) or any aide for a stretch of over two hours! Only those who have witnessed the mesmerizing LIVE performance of Dr Kumar Vishvas could feel what it is like to be one among the audiences of this person.
Besides the ever-loving youth of India, Corporate sector has considered Dr Kumar Vishvas as an integral part of their celebrations. He has always been a part of corporate milestone celebrations of several corporate houses in India and abroad.
Dr Kumar Vishvas, a celebrated Poet and an esteemed Author, has been of late considered working towards his long time mission of Igniting the Young Minds. As a public motivational speaker, Dr Kumar Vishvas has been recognized as one of the best speakers around. On one hand, where he has been empanelled with several Government organizations and corporate companies for motivational sessions, on the other hand his participation in social campaigns as main speaker and master of the ceremony has established him as one of the most effective speakers of Hindi around the globe. The corporate world invites him to motivate new employees during their induction session as well as to address senior managers during their periodic training sessions.
‘Creating Leaders’ is more important than being a leader is what Dr Kumar Vishvas thinks as a motivator. The ‘food for thought’ served by Dr Vishvas is not limited to specific motivational sessions and Social Campaigns. His poetic performances also are flavored with some serious thought-provoking talks. Even in traditional Kavi-Sammelan and his solo ‘Koi Deewana Kehta Hai’ shows, Dr Vishvas blends youth awakening topics regarding society, social responsibilities and how one could make himself/ herself a better person to make a better tomorrow. As a Social Communicator, Dr Vishvas has been regularly invited in several Television talk-shows for panel discussion on social issues and youth-related issues on all leading Television channels of India.
Having penned numerous poems and articles, Dr Kumar Vishvas is known to be a prominent author of Hindi language. Two of his books have been published by renowned publishing houses of India. While ‘Ik Pagli Ladki Ke Bin’ (1996), as a debut collection from a youngster, became an apple of eye for readers as well as critics, his second poetry collection ‘Koi Deewana Kehta Hai’ (2007) became a best-seller. The book created new records in sales volume in the succeeding years. It was reported as the highest selling book during events like Delhi Book Fair 2010, and World Book Fair 2011.
Best recognized as a poet of Shringar Ras (Romantic Genre), Dr Kumar Vishvas has been regular columnist with several publications. Besides Hindi-Urdu poems, he has been writing articles for reputed Indian Hindi magazines on a regular basis. His expertise as a writer has been utilized during several non-political social campaigns also.
His successful endeavor with pen has attracted several Bollywood (Indian Film Industry) projects. At present, Dr Vishvas is working on about two dozen projects from Bollywood. He has been roped in by several production companies for Penning Lyrics, Story, Script and Dialogues for upcoming movies/ tele-serials. His maiden movie is expected to be on screen very shortly.