Dushyant Kumar (September 27, 1931-December 31, 1975) was born at Navada Village of Bijnor District in Uttar Pradesh. He got his M.A. degree in Hindi from Allahabad. Dushyant Kumar wrote poems, dramas, short stories, novels and ghazals. He is well known for his collection of ghazals ‘Saaye Mein Dhoop’. His other poetical works are Surya Ka Swagat, Aawazon Ke Ghere, Jalte Hue Van Ka Vasant and Ek Kanth Vishpayi (Kavya Natika/Poetic Play). Dushyant Kumar is a poet of common man. His poetry is like a bitter medicine for society. His language is very simple but meaningful. Dushyant Kumar remains optimistic while writing about the ignorance, timidity, fears and pains of the people. Many new poets get inspiration from him.