Dushyant Kumar was born on 1 September 1933 in Bijnor district, Uttar Pradesh. He did his MA in Hindi from Allahabad University. He wrote poetry, one-act plays, plays and novels, but Hindi Ghazal writing gave him recognition. With his new text and language, he brought Ghazal closer to the general public. He died on December 30, 1975 at the young age of only 42 years.
His published works are -
kavitaa sangrah :-‘soory kaa svaagat’, ‘aavaaj़on ke ghere’, ‘jalate hue van kaa vasant’
gajal sangrah :- ‘saaye men dhoop’
upanyaas :- ‘chhoTe-chhoTe savaal’, ‘aa(n)gan men ek vRkSh’ aur ‘duharee j़indagee’
naaTak :- ‘aur maseehaa mar gayaa’
ekaankee :- ‘man ke koN’
kaavy naaTak :- ‘ek kanTh viShapaayee’