poet Sunil Uniyal

Sunil Uniyal

Biography of Sunil Uniyal

Sunil Uniyal poet

Sunil Uniyal (Hindi: सुनील उनियाल) is an Indian poet writing poems and haiku for the last many years.

Early Life and Education

Sunil Uniyal, son of Late Shri Surya Chandra Uniyal and Smt. Sushila Uniyal was born at Lucknow, India.

He had his school education at Christian missionary schools of Mt Carmel and Boys High School, Mahanagar, and his college education at Government Jubilee Inter College, Lucknow. Sunil obtianed his Post-graduate in Ancient Indian History and Archaeology in 1974, from Luchnow University.


Having worked as Customs Inspector at Dharchula in the Himalayan border district of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand during 1978-80, He is presently an Under Secretary with the Government of India, in New Delhi.

Literary Careear

Sunil started writing when he was a school boy and has been writing poems especially haku for the past 25 years, but an anthology is yet to be published.

He also interested in research in history and archaeology (having written a monograph on Games and Sports in Ancient Indian Art and Archaeology). He is an avid reader of literature(both English and Hindi) , folk-poetry, Sanskrit plays and scriptures.

Sunil travelled in India and many other countries like Wollongong, Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Singapore, Milan, Rome, Venice, Florence and Urbino.

He is currently working on a collection of his poems and haiku and also involved in translating medieval Hindi Bhakti poets like Kabir, Surdas and Raidas and modern Hindi poet Leeladhar Jagoodi, besides a poetic rendering of Garhwali folk-songs.

His poems/haiku and translations have found place among a number of literary e-journals like Museindia, Kritya, Enchanting Verses, Haiku Dreaming Australia and Notes From the Gean.

Sunil Uniyal's Works:

'The Target Is Behind The Sky'(Fifty Poems of Kabir) [work in translation], Low Price Publications,Delhi, India 2012.

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