“Unveiling the Melodic Verses: The Captivating Journey of the ‘Engineer of Poetry’ Sandeep Shukla”


Sandeep Shukla performing in ‘Arz kiya hai’ – An International poetic Concert in Doha , Qatar

This nascent celebrity face mesmerized audiences with his remarkable performance in Qatar.

Sandeep Shukla, the internationally acclaimed poet popularly known as the “Engineer of Poetry” amongst his admirers, recently embarked on a remarkable journey, captivating audiences with his evocative poetry performances during a show abroad. Through the power of their artistry, Sandeep left an indelible mark on diverse cultures, fostering cross-cultural connections and inspiring laughter around the world.

The show named ‘Arz Kiya Hai’ was organised on May 4, 2023, at Regency Hall, Doha. It was presided over by Padmashri Surender Sharma and three poets from India, while two poets from Pakistan were invited.

With an unmatched ability to weave words into soul-stirring tapestries and laughter, Sandeep enraptured audiences with their heartfelt performance. Each recital was a spellbinding journey, allowing listeners to immerse themselves in a myriad of emotions, from humour to love, laughter, and longing to hope and introspection. Their artistry bridged the gap between languages, bringing poetry to life in a way that transcended mere words.

Throughout the show, Sandeep showcased an impressive range of poetic styles, seamlessly blending traditional and contemporary elements. Their verses traversed the realms of romance, social justice, existential musings, and the beauty of nature, painting vivid landscapes within the minds of those fortunate enough to witness their performances.

Hailing from the city of Hindi literature, Prayagraj, Sandeep did his schooling at MPVM, and after that, he did engineering from NIT Jalandhar, where he explored the opportunities in poetry and literature.

He has performed in over 100 shows at various prestigious institutions like IITs, NITs, AIIMS, etc. A poet of romance, laughter, and humour, he is the nascent celebrity of this very popular poetry industry

He has been awarded the Hindi Gaurav Samman, Emerging Poet of the Year 2019, Atal Akshar Samman, and Prayag Gaurav Samman, to name a few.

He has also been invited to speak at various youth festivals. His achievements sometimes prove that age is just a number.

His journey started at IIT Ropar, where he met the legendary shayar, Late Dr. Rahat Indori, who motivated him to go further, and after that, he never looked back. As Sandeep says, he got regular and righteous guidance from distinguished poets like famous Bollywood lyricist Aman Akshar. Poetry is like oxygen for him, and playing with words is his hobby. He is also authoring a book.

According to Sandeep, he wishes to do something like what Dr. Kumar Vishwas did in Hindi poetry. With their soulful verses and captivating stage presence, Sandeep continues to redefine the boundaries of poetry, leaving an indelible imprint on the hearts and minds of all who have had the privilege of experiencing their performances. As they return from their tour, we eagerly anticipate their forthcoming work, eagerly awaiting the next chapter in their poetic journey, as he is also aspiring to write songs for mainstream movies.

In the past, he has shared the stage with Padmashri Dr. Sunil Jogi, Dr. Kunwar Bechain, and many other legendary poets at various IITs and NITs.