Bhupender K Bhardwaj, an IRTS officer, 27 years of age works with the Ministry of Railways, Government of India. He stays in a suburb of Mumbai city called Thane. He has been composing poetry since the last few years. His influences are Derek Walcott and Seamus Heaney. Also, he was recently longlisted for The Toto Awards for Creative Writing 2016 in The Poetry category.