Profile of Aalok Shrivastav
aa hī ga.e haiñ ḳhvāb to phir jā.eñge kahāñ
ā.ankhoñ se aage un kī koī rahguzar nahīñ
aa hi gae hain KHwab to phir jaenge kahan
aaankhon se aage un ki koi rahguzar nahin
ye sochna ghalat hai ki tum par nazar nahin
masroof ham bahut hain magar be-khabar nahin
Aalok Shrivastav is an eminent poet, film lyricist and TV Journalist. He is honoured by the MP Sahitya Academy Award for his best-seller book Aameen (collection of ghazals) and also by International Pushkin Award from Russia. He started composing poetry in 1995.
His poetry has come alive through artists like the ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh, Pankaj Udhas, Talat Aziz, Kailash Kher, Richa Sharma, Malini Awasthi, Shubha Mudgal as well as the legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan. His works have been translated in Russian and Japanese besides various Indian languages including Gujarati, Marathi and Punjabi. He has also edited several books of renowned Urdu poets.
A recipient of the Dushyant Kumar Award by Sahitya Akademi (Madhya Pradesh),
he is also the youngest poet to receive the International Pushkin Award from
Russia. He was felicitated at the House of Commons at the British Parliament and
also received the renowned Firaq Gorakhpuri Award for poetry.
As a senior print and television journalist, he has worked with media houses like Aajtak, India TV and DD for nearly fifteen years