Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh has its fair share of famous personalities who have shone in varied walks of life.
Ashok Chakradhar is a well-known contemporary poet and writer. Born in Khurja, Bulandshahr district, his wide ranging career includes teaching Hindi at New Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University, film and play script writing, acting, publishing literary criticism and more. In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri for his varied contribution to the field of Arts.
Amateur boxer Satish Kumar shot into the national limelight when he won a Bronze medal (super heavyweight category) during the Asian Games held at Incheon (S. Korea) in 2014.
Few would not have heard of the real estate baron K. P. Singh, the Chairman of DLF Limited. His brilliant foray into real estate development put Gurgaon on the world map as the go-to destination for business process outsourcing. He has received numerous awards in recognition of his entrepreneurial skills and was nominated among the world’s richest men in 2008 by Forbesmagazine.
Bulandshahr born Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Bhuvi) is an upcoming medium pace bowler who has represented India in T20, One Day Internationals and Test cricket. Currently, he also plays for the IPL team, Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Way to go, Bulandshahr!