TUSHAR KIRAN MOODGAL
Tushar Kiran Moodgal is an award-winning poet and a multiple world record holder from Shahdara, Delhi. He has co-authored over 25 poetry anthologies and his debut poetry book, “Lamentations,” won the “William Shakespeare Golden Book & Laureate Award”.Tushar draws inspiration from his father late Shri Ashok Moodgal and credits him for instilling a love for literature and the written word in him along with master poets such as William Wordsworth, John Keats, Edgar Albert Guest, and Edgar Allan Poe, amongst others.
Tushar’s poetry has undergone a significant evolution over the years, starting with a lot of angst during his teenage years, and later moving towards more philosophical themes. He is a firm believer in the teachings of the Geeta and is a strong advocate of the Stoic philosophy.
In 2023, Tushar’s literary pursuits were widely recognized as he recieved the “Bharat Shree National Award” and the “Dadasaheb Phalke ITV Award” for his contributions to English poetry and literature. He made multiple world records with his poem “Rhapsody Of Twilight,” gaining entry into the Inkzoid Book of Records, Glorious Book of Records and Candid Book of Records for which he recieved appreciation awards from the Hope Foundation and MBR. He was honoured with the “Jane Austen Platinum Book Award” as the “Best Laureate of the year” and the prestigious “Maharishi Valmiki Bhartiya Gaurav Samman 2023” for his contribution to contemporary literature, particularly his philosophical poetry. He also received the coveted “Tagore Ratna Samman”, “Ishwar Chand Vidya Sagar Iconic Indian Achievers Award” and “Nazrul Sahitya Samman Laureate Award” for outstanding literary and intellectual achievements. Tushar was honoured with the “Kalam Rashtriya Pratibha Samman” as the most inspiring young literarian He is also the recipient of the “National Appreciation Award” in the literature category. His other accolades include “The Best Poet” and “Poet of the Year” awards and the “Wandering Minds Best Philosophical Poetry Award” for the poem “Conquering of Self.” He was named as one of the “Outstanding Poets” for his work on the poetry anthologies “Mysterious Fantasy”, “Epistles to Love” and “Echoes over a Hill”. His poem “Birds of Misfortune” published in Evincepub’s bilingual anthology “Anokhe Alfaz” recieved the “Most Soulful Poetry Award”. Tushar’s unique style of philosophy laddened poetry earned him the title of “Breakout Poet 2023” from Inkzoid Foundation. Tushar’s literary works also recieved international acclaim as he was conferred upon the “Hope International Achievement Award” and the “William Shakespeare International Award”.His poetry has been published in several newspapers and digital media.
Apart from his literary pursuits, Tushar is interested in Philosophy, History, and the study of political behaviour and its effects on culture. He pursued a master’s degree in Political Science and International relations and also studied Japanese language at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University.
Tushar has worked as a sports journalist for independent media platforms such as Vrinsidesports, Game Has Just Begun, and Bleedsport. He is a passionate fan of Chelsea F.C. and is currently the serving club secretary for the Delhi chapter of the Chelsea India Supporters Club.
Tushar frequently shares his poetic musings and contemplations on his Instagram account @tusharkiranmoodgalpoetry