Shiv Krishna Kumar was an Indian poet, playwright, Novelist and Short story writer. He was born in Lahore in 1921, and was educated at Dayanand Anglo-Vedic High school and Forman Christian College, Lahore and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He lives in Hyderabad where he was a Professor of English at the University of Hyderabad. His works include Articulate Silences (1970), Cobwebs in the Sun (1974), The Last Wedding Anniversary (1975), a play, Subterfugus (1976), The Bone’s Prayer (1979), a novel, etc. He died in Hyderabad in 2017 (March 1)
His poems have appeared in Ariel (Leeds), Meanjin Quarterly (Melbourne), The New York Times, Quest and Western Humanities Review (Salt Lake City). In 1971 he toured Australia as a Cultural Award visitor. In 1978, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature during his stay in England as Commonwealth Visiting Professor of English at the University of Kent at Canterbury.