Hasya Kavi Sammelan 2020
Brief Introduction of Artists
TEJ NARAYAN SHARMA is a leading satirist of eminence in India. He is known for his unique style of humor and satire - reminding of late Sharad Joshi. Tej Narayan is a law graduate and a lawyer by profession. He has participated in over thousand national and international Kavi Sammelans since 1990s, including the prestigious Red Fort, Chaupati, Thahaka, Thitholi, and Atthaas. He is a recipient of ‘Kaka Hathrasi Hasya Ratna Samman’, ‘Atthaas Samman’, and ‘Paigaam Samman’. He has appeared on several television shows and is widely published in popular Hindi newspapers and magazines.
DEEPAK GUPTA is a renowned Hindi poet of Hasya Ras genre. He is famous for his poetry of expressional humor and quick-witted laughter. He is admired for his comic exuberance and spontaneity. He is well published in leading newspapers and magazines, and in dozens of books. As a satirist, he has performed on several national television channels, including the very first episode of ‘Wah Wah Kya Baat Hai’ on SAB TV and ‘Arz Kiya Hai’ on NDTV. Deepak has also anchored the TV program ‘Waah Kavi Ji Waah " on Surya Samachar and ‘Khabardar Khabrein’ on Janmat TV. He has authored 3 books, titled ‘Seepion Mein Band Moti’, ‘Raaste Aawaaz Dete Hain’, and ‘Roshni Bant-ta Hoon’. He has an audio CD to his credit ‘Maje Mein Raho’. Deepak has been felicitated with numerous awards including ‘Hasya Samrat Ratn’, ‘Sanskriti Samanvay Samman’, and ‘Sahityik Kriti Puraskar’. This is his second visit to the United States. He has also appeared on stage in Canada, Dubai, Oman, Nepal, and Thailand.
ANKITA SINGH is a gold medalist from Rajasthan University who taught computer science at Bangalore University but chose to follow her passion in visual & performing Arts and Poetry over her IT career. Ankita’s creative writings and compositions have touched the hearts of poetry lovers all-across the globe. She has participated in many prominent literary events and national and international Kavi Sammelans and Mushairas. She has recited her compositions on various TV channels. Her poems are published in leading newspapers and magazines in India and abroad. She has been feted with numerous awards and honors, including ‘Antarnaad Sammaan’, ‘Bihar Gaurav Samman’, ‘Hindi Gaurav Samman’, and special honors from Kalki News. This is her second visit too to the United States. She has also performed in Dubai and Malaysia.