Kumar Vishwas mesmerises poetry lovers of Sydney

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By Rekha Rajvanshi

Hindi Poetry is losing its charm amongst youth especially born and brought up overseas. Children born here or moved here at a young age are losing touch with Hindi and Hindi poetry. They don’t know Kabir, Mira, Nirala, or contemporary poets such as Harivanshrai Bachchan, Munawwar Rana, Gulzar, Ashok Chakradhar etc. They sing Bollywood songs, they dance on it, they know who the singer is and sometimes they know the lyricist, what they are unaware of is that the raw form of the song is poetry.

Poets like Kumar Vishwas proved this notion wrong by enticing huge crowd especially youth to his concerts. He has been able to inspire youth of India through his poetry. His most celebrated couplet ”˜Koi Deewana Kehta hai, Koi Pagal samajhta hai, magar dharti ki bechaini ko bas baadal samajhta hai” made him the heartthrob of the youth. His grip over romanticism, flavored with his wit makes him unique.

Kumar Vishwas was born in a middle class family in a small town Pilakhua, U.P. His father was a lecturer in a Degree College of Pilkhuwa. Vishwas grew up there with his siblings-three brothers and a sister. His father wanted him to study engineering but he decided to study Hindi literature and pursue his interest in literature and poetry. He completed a post-graduation degree in Hindi literature and also a Ph.D. in the subject. Vishwas began teaching Hindi in a college in Rajasthan, also he started making appearances in Kavi Sammelans, soon he won people’s heart. Vishwas has been invited all around the world to perform his poetry. In 2011, Vishwas joined Aam Aadmi Party and stood against Rahul Gandhi from Amethi, but lost. He is now a nominated spokesperson for AAP. His videos are a big hit on You Tube and he is a widely searched celebrity. He has millions of followers on twitter and face book. His solo concerts are as popular as his other ventures among the masses.

Kumar Vishwas came to Australia-Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane for the first time last month. In Sydney, his live concert was organized on 29th Aug 2015 at Hoyts Blacktown.

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Kumar Vishwas with the writer Rekha Rajvanshi


Being a writer and poet, I got the privilege to introduce Vishwas like many other poets in the past. Although he was a bit late to the program but once he began, people forgot all about it and started enjoying his sense of humor, sarcasm and a witty poetic style. Vishwas, like many stand up comedians, kept the crowd engaged with two-hours non-stop entertainment. His poems took people on a roller coaster of emotions as they were based on various subjects like love, philosophy, patriotism, life and politics. Sydney poetry lovers enjoyed listening to the poetry in his velvet voice. Audience sang his verses with him, clapped and couldn’t stop saying wah-wah.

Vishwas emphasized on positivity in life. His last poem ”˜Hum Hain Desi Haan Magar, Har Des Me Chhaye Hain Hum’ was super hit amongst audience. No doubt, his poetry as well as his presentation took the audiences on a new high.


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