Shankar Dutt Kumar who was usually known by his pen name 'Kumar Pashi' was born on 3rd July 1935 in Bahawalpur. His family migrated to Delhi during partition and he spent all his life in Delhi. He had also written drama and short stories, plays etc "Pahle asman ka zivaal" is a collection of drama, and "Jumlon ki duniya" is collection of short stories. His collection of ghazals include Vilas Yatra, Ru-ba-Ru, Khvab Tamasha, Purane mausamon ki aawaz , Intezar ki raat, zavaal-e-shab ka manzar, Chaan chiraaG, Ardhangani (hindi version) etc. He had also published a literary journal 'Sutur' a couple of years back. He died on 17 sep, 1992 at the age of 57.