Ramendra Kumar is a writer by passion. He has published 35 books for children and has won 31 awards in competitions held by Children’s Book Trust. His books have been translated into several Indian and foreign languages, and have also found a place in school text books and anthologies. As an inspirational speaker and a performance story teller, he has participated in leading literary festivals. He has degrees in engineering and management and is currently working as Chief of Communications at Rourkela Steel Plant.