Kumar Vishwas is an Indian poet, lecturer, and politician. Born into a lower-middle-class family in the town of Pilkhuwa in India, Kumar initially took up engineering as a career option. However, he soon realized he had no interest in the subject and thus switched to studying Hindi literature. He subsequently earned his master’s and PhD degrees in Hindi literature from Meerut University. He changed his name from Vishwas Kumar Sharma to Kumar Vishwas, as he wanted to remove his caste from his identity. Kumar eventually became a lecturer at the Lala Lajpat Rai College. He also participated in many poetry-related events in India and abroad. He is known for his show KV Sammelan on Aaj Tak channel. Kumar has also been associated with many social movements, such as the anti-corruption movement of Anna Hazare. In 2012, he joined the political party AAP. However, over the years, he has also been dragged into several controversies and has been accused of offenses such as molestation and raising funds through illegal means. Kumar is married and has two daughters.