Ila Kumar (born 1 March 1956) is a renowned Indian poet. Along with poems she has written a novel and a book on gardening. Her official name is Kavita Kumar.
She was born ,brought up and did her schooling at Muzaffarpur
. After finishing high school she did her bachelors in science with Physics
as her major. She did her Masters in X-Ray
from University of Bihar
After getting married her education career came to a standstill for some time. Later she did B.Ed and then LLB from Nagpur
During all these years she was an active writer
too. She wrote her first poem
at an early age of 13.
She has done freelancing for 3-4 years. Also did a research on the life of Adiwasi’s of Singhbhum
She was married to Mritieunjay Kumar on Feb 20, 1977. Coincidently she and her husband share their birthdates. Her husband works for Railways and they spent lot of time traveling from one city to another.
- Indian Railway Annual award for original books in Hindi-1994
Zid Macchli ki
Kinhi Raatriyon mein
Tute Paankho wala samay
(2002) collection of Rainer Maria Rilke
’s poem in hindi ,
Translation of Tao Teh Ching
(2007) Collection of Translated poems of Lao Tzu
Resolution of Fish
Set of Collected poems from 1970-2004
Baagwani ki Technique
(By Ila Kumar and Mritieunjay Kumar,1994)- A book awarded by Indian Railways
She likes to paint and has made many paintings. She also likes to cook and travel to new places. She likes to spend her time reading books on Literature ,Vedanta, Upnishad etc.