Born: January 14 1922 in Bareilly Cantonment, U.P., India
Resides: Roorkee, India
E-mail: haiku_rurki (at) yahoo (dot) com
Under the guidance of Dr. Satya Bhushan Verma, I started writing haiku in Hindi and Urdu besides Tanka and Sadoka. Hindi haiku are more than 30,000. My friend in the United States prompted me to write in English also, which are published in magazines in the United States.
Awards and Other Honors: Honorable Mention, The Saigyo Award for Tanka (2009); Certificate of Merit for being an outstanding Tanka Poet: The Japan Tanka Poets Society, Tokyo Japan (2009)
Books Published: Song of Life [in English], (IBhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai, 2003)
Credits: "a piece of sky" - Seasons Greeting Letter; "lotus bud" - White Lotus 8 (2009); "the same train" - Among the Lilies (2008); "solar eclipse" - moonset (2008); "midnight" - World Haiku Club Showcase (2006); "new year" - asahi.com/English (January 16-30,2009 and June 2009).