Who is Kumar Vishwas
Dr. Kumar Vishwas is an active member of the newly formed Aam Aadmi Party. He is a renowned and celebrated Hindi poet across the world, and has become an icon among the youth of India.
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Personal background of Kumar Vishwas
Dr. Kumar Vishwas hails from a Gaur Brahmin family in Pilkhuwa, Gaziabad in the state of Uttar Pradesh. He was born on 10 February 1970 to Dr. Chandra Pal Sharma and Smt. Rama Sharma as their youngest child. His father was a lecturer in the R.S.S. Degree College, Pilkhuwa, which is affiliated to the Chaudhary Charan Singh University of Meerut. 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. Dr Kumar Vishwas’s father wanted him to pursue engineering, but his passion for poetry led him to do a post-graduation degree in Hindi literature. He is also a Ph.D. in the subject. Kumar Vishwas professional background before entering politics
After completing M.A. and Ph.D. in Hindi literature, Dr. Vishwas started his career in the year 1994 as a professor in Rajasthan. For the last sixteen years he is working in the Lala Lajpat Rai College, teaching Hindi literature to students of higher classes. As a Hindi poet, he has reached great heights and established himself as a poet of Shringara-Ras (Romantic Genre). His other professional activities include penning lyrics for different title songs of TV programmes, working as regular columnist writing articles for different magazines and many other publications, and also on different social issues. Starting from common man to renowned leaders, journalists, business tycoons and famous personalities have acknowledged and appreciated him as a poet and writer. Poems in his voice are used by major telecom operators as their caller tunes. Recently he signed contracts with some of the prestigious banners of Bollywood and television production houses for writing lyrics, script, story and dialogues in their forthcoming ventures.
His era as a performing poet has seen transformation from traditional set-ups to more stylish one, with music support, fancy lighting, projector screen displays and spot lights that enhance the mood and atmosphere of the performance.
How did Kumar Vishwas enter politics
The anti-corruption movement led by Anna Hazare saw Dr. Kumar Vishwas as one of the many proponents of the movement. He was also arrested on 16 August 2011 for supporting the movement.
Here's how the Aam Aadmi Party came into being. Sometime during the agitation, Arvind Kejriwal, one of the eminent supporters of the movement, had a difference of opinion with Anna Hazare, where Hazare wanted the Jan Lokpal movement to be politically neutral, while on the other hand Kejriwal was of the opinion that since no progress was attained through talks with different political parties, it was necessary to directly get involved in politics. India Against Corruption, the organisation guiding the movement, conducted a survey on this issue using social networking sites, the result of which indicated support for politicization. Dr. Kumar Vishwas was one of many such renowned people who supported this move of Arvind Kejriwal.
A party was launched in Delhi on 26 November 2012 under the leadership of Arvind Kejriwal, and was named the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), where "Aam Aadmi" means "the common man". Dr. Vishwas became a member of the Aam Aadmi Party. The party contested elections for the first time on 4 December 2013 for the Delhi Legislative Assembly.
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Activities and achievements of Kumar Vishwas
- He has written the University Anthem or 'Kul-Geet’ of the Chaudhary Charan Singh University.
- He involves himself in several social works.
- He is an active member of the civil society.
- He played an integral part in the India Against Corruption movement led by Anna Hazare, a veteran social leader.
- He regularly performs in "Kavi Sammelans" (Poet Meets) held all over India and across the world in countries like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Singapore, Nepal, Japan and USA.
- He also performs at different corporate celebrations across India and abroad.
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Awards Won by Kumar Vishwas
- In 1994, Dr. Kunwar Baichain Kavya Samman Avam Puruskaar Samiti bestowed on him the Kavya Kumar award.
- In 2004 he received the Dr. Suman Alankarna award by Sahitya Bharti in Unnao.
- In 2006 he was given the Sahitya Shree award by Hindi-Urdu Award Committee.
- In 2010 he was given the Dr. Urmilesh "Geet Shree" Samman by Dr. Urmilesh Jan Chetna Samiti in Badaun
Kumar Vishwas takes on Rahul Gandhi from Amethi
All eyes will be on the Amethi seat in the 2014 election as the Aam Aadmi Party’s Kumar Vishwas takes on the future of the Congress party, Rahul Gandhi. Political anlysts remain pessimistic about Vishwas, given the iron grip that the Congress has on Amethi. However, the AAP, known for pulling major upsets before, is banking on another one.
Vishwas has been highlighting the rampant corruption in the Congress party. He also asserts that Rahul Gandhi is unaware of India’s problems. Should he succeed in trouncing Gandhi, it will be the single biggest blow to the Congress party in the last few decades.
Status of Kumar Vishwas and his opponent candidates against from Amethi Parliamentary Constituency in Uttar Pradesh
The table below shows the status of Kumar Vishwas and candidates contesting against him from Amethi lok sabha seat with their party names and symbols along with the votes secured by each candidate.
|Candidate Name||Political Party||Symbol||Status||votes|
|Smriti Irani||BJP||Runner up||300748|
|Jagat Singh Chaudhary||IND||Lost||N.A|
|Naresh Singh Bhadauriya||IND||Lost||N.A|
|C L Maurya||PMSP||Lost||N.A|
|Gopal Swaroop Gandhi||KMBS||Lost||N.A|
|Dharmendra Pratap Singh||BSP||Lost||N.A|
|Gangesh Kumar Gupta||IND||Lost||N.A|
|Mohd Hasan Lahri||QED||Lost||N.A|
|Radhe Mohan||Sanatan Sanskriti Raksha Dal||Lost||N.A|
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Last Updated on 22 September, 2014.