Praveen Kumar in Divya Belaku
Praveen Kumar, a bilingual poet, born in Mangaluru on June 29 of 1949 as the eldest son of Shree R.D.Suvarna and Smt. B.Sarojini, with his more than three decades of government service as a senior police officer and as a poet of twenty-four published collections and as an author of five volumes on matters of governance and administration is a familiar face in Indian intellectual circuits. His more than 30 contributions on governance and administration to prominent national dailies like The Hindu, The Indian Express, Deccan Herald and The Times of India and other periodicals and journals were extremely popular and often sensational by their innovative unorthodox thoughts.
Praveen Kumar graduated in Science from St. Aloysius College, Mangaluru, going on to obtain post-graduate degree in Literature from Mysuru University. He also holds post-graduate diploma in Business Management as well as Higher Diploma in Cooperative Management. In his student days he was a prize-winning orator and writer. He lives in Bengaluru with his son, Pratheek Praveen Kumar and wife, Jayashree Praveen Kumar. He is a familiar face in national seminars and TV networks in India as a Poet and thinker and some of his poems have figured in school text books.
His published works include Policing for the New Age, Policing the Police, Indian Police and Inside India in prose; and Unknown Horizons, Portraits of Passion, Simply Yours, Love & Pride, Shobha Priya, Golden Wonder and Celestial Glow in poetry. His published works in Kannada are Divya Belaku, Bhavana, Priya Chaitra Tapasvini, Ananya Priya Lavanya, Priya Geethegalu and Tapasvini. Stemming from his varied academic background are the lively far-reaching interests that have impelled him to write in subjects as divers as matters of public interest and poetry that struck a perfect balance between the pursuance of vocation and avocation.