Praveen Shukla is a prestigious hindi poet, whose poetry is
characterised by humour and satire. He was born on 7th June 1970 at
Pilkhuwa (Ghaziabad) in U.P. He has been living in Delhi for the last 25
years. After doing his post graduation in Hindi and Economics he researched
on Dr. Ashok Chakradhar's poetry for his Ph-D.
Many well-known literary and cultural organizations have honoured him. Over the years he has earned a number of prestigious awards viz 'Vyangya Shri Samman', 'Shresthta Kavi Samman', 'Kavya Hans Samman', 'Attahas Yuva Rachnakar Samman', 'Om Prakash Aaditya Samman' and 'Dr. Urmilesh Shankdhar Samman' including 'Kavya Gaurav Samman' carrying a prize of One Lac Rupees from Graphic Era Deemed University, Dehradun.
Some of his most talked-about works are : 'Swar ehsason Ke', "Kahan Ye Kahan Ve', 'Haste Hasate Raho', 'Tumhari Aankh Ke Aashu', 'Gandhi Aur Gandhigiri', Gandhi Aur Management' and 'Safar Badlon Ka'. He has edited an anthology of poems by humour and satire poet Alhar Bekaneri and lyrics by Santosand. A collection of his songs titled 'Na Vo Sawan Raha' has also been brought out in an audio C.D. form was released by film star and M.P. Shatrughan Sinha at an impressive function.
Praveen Shukla is a young and popular satirist who has created waves in India as well as in many foreign Countries through scintillating recitation of his poems. He has been invited to Bankok (Thailand), Mascut (Oman), Dubai (UAE), Bhutan and many cities in U.K. (London, Bermingham, Woolverhamption, Yorkshaiyre, Manchaster) to gatherings of distinguished poets, where he earned plaudits for his recitation.
He has also been honoured by Mrs. Pratibha Devi Patil, the current president of India and Dr. A.P.J. Abul Kalam, the ex-president of India. Some of his well-known admirers and lisners are poltician Lalu Prashad Yadav, film star and M.P. Shatrughan Sinha, film director Mahesh Bhatt, Gazal singer Jagjeet Singh, film star and M.P. Raj Babbar and quite a few others.
During a span of 22 years of his poetic journy he has taken part in almost 2000 Kavi Sammelans all over India and abroad. Included in the prestigious Kavi Sammelans are : 'Lal Quila Kavi Sammelan', 'Swatantrata Divas Kavi Sammelan', 'Janta Ke Pukar Kavi Sammelan', 'Indian Oil' and 'D.C.M. Kavi Sammelan' to which he was invited. He has performed on many TV channels. He is equally popular with the highly-placed people, the celebrities as well as the masses. He is one of those renowned and talented poets whose presence ensures the success of any poetic gathering.