Author: MISHRA BRAJENDRA NATH

Date of birth: 22-12-1952, Village - Sakardas Nawada, District - Gaya (Bihar) Schooling in the village school, BSc Hons (Physics) - H. D. Jain College, Arrah, M.Sc. Physics - Magadh University, Bodhgaya. In 1973-74, I took a leading role in the JP movement (a student movement which was led by Jayprakash Narayan, a sarvoday leader till then). I joined JP’s Tarun Shanti Sena, a youth wing of JP’s movement. Due to warrant issued against me, I had to go underground to avoid arrest during the Emergency in 1975. In July 1974 gave an interview and was selected by Tata Steel. I worked In Tata Steel, Jamshedpur for 16 years in the production department and 19 years in planning department. During service I kept my desire to explore new areas of knowledge towards studies and completed Engineering in Metallurgy from Indian Institute of Metals, Kolkata. After that I did Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). Technical papers were published in Tata Steel's in-house magazine. In-house training program in the department was organized under "Gyanarjan” sessions. A training guide was published for training of the new recruits in the planning department. After retirement from the service in January 2014, I have engaged myself in literary pursuits. Literary Achievements: Hindi poems published in the college magazine during student life. Poems and articles were published in newspapers published from Patna viz. Aryawarta, Indian Nation, Pradeep and Searchlight. During JP movement I used to contribute articles in 'Tarun Man', the main magazine of Tarun Shanti Sena. My articles were published frequently in the tri monthly Hindi magazine ‘Chetana’ published from Gaya. From January 2014 I am associated with ‘Rubru Dunia', a magazine published from Bhopal. I am now working on Poetry collections, novels, satires etc. A book of short stories in Hindi named "Chhanv Ka Sukh" has been published in Dec 2015 from Hind Yugm publication, Delhi My friends call me emotional, ready to help others. I can go to any extent to fight against anything being done wrongly. I have always stood for truth sometimes to the extent of damaging myself.