Yuyutsu Ram Dass Sharma (also known as Yuyutsu RD Sharma or Yuyutsu Sharma) is a widely traveled Nepali/Indian writer who has read his works at several prestigious places in the world. He moved to Nepal at an early age and now writes in English and Nepali. Half the year, he travels and reads all over the world to read from his works and conducts creative writing workshop at various universities in the United States and Europe but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home.
Early Life and Education
Yuyutsu RD Sharma was born (5 January 1960) at Nakodar, Punjab and grew up in Nakodar and later at Nangal Township of Shivalik ranges of Mahabharata Hills where his father worked. Sharma was educated at Nakodar under the supervision of his maternal grandfather, Dheru Ram and grew up in a very religious atmosphere with his mother, Shanti Devi and at the age of nine became a shaman as he was thought to be possessed by a serpent spirit, his family deity.
He came under the impression of Naga ascetics whom his father, Madan Lal revered, but later followed the course of western education and received his early education first DAV college, Nakodar, Punjab, and then Baring Union Christan College, Batala, where he received his Master's Degree in English Literature. Later he received his M. Phil. at the University of Rajasthan where he met American poet David Ray who encouraged him to write and publish poetry. Yuyutsu rem..