Born: 16 May 1948, Kafalpani, Tehri Garhwal, U.P.
journalist and translator.
Published three collections of poems: Pahar par lalten (1981),
Ghar ka rasta (1988), Ham jo dekhate hain
(1995), a travel Dairy, Ek bar Iowa (1996) and a collection
of articles, Lekhak ki roti (1998).
Awarded Omprakash Smriti Samman (1982), Shrikant Verma Puraskar (1989),
Shamsher Samman (1995), and Pahal Samman (1996).
Poems have been translated and published in all major Indian languages
and in English, Russian, German, Polish, Spanish, Bulgarian languages.
Included in various anthologies, such as 'Periplus' (ed. Daniel
Weissbort and Arvind Krishna Mehrotra), 'Survival' (ed. Daniel
Weissbort and Girdhar Rathi), 'Gestures' (an anthology of poems
from SAARC countries and 'Signatures' (ed. K. Satchidanandan).
Has translated from English into Hindi works of Berlolt Brecht, Hans Magnus
Enzensberger, Yannis Ritsos, Ernesto Cardenal, Pablo Neruda, Dora Gaben,
Stanca Pencheva, Zbigniew Herbert etc. Co-transator of Herman Hesse's
novel 'Siddhartha' and Nabarun Bhattacharya's poems 'Yeh Mrityupatyaka
Nahin Hai Mera Desh'. Edited an anthology of teacher-poets of Rajasthan,
Travelled and gave poetry readings in Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia and Russia.
Visited Iowa city as fellow of International Writing Programme at the
University of Iowa.
At present he is an assistant editor in Jansatta, Hindi daily published
by the Indian Express Group.
His home address is: 337 Nirman Apartments, Mayur Vihar
I, Delhi 110 091, India.
Tel.: Home 271 0173
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