Versatile writer-poet of repute, Shri Virendra Kumar Jain was born at Mandsaur (Madhya Pradesh) on October 17, 1915. Highly sensitive child Virendra Kumar found himself more close to nature than to his school mates during his school days.
His family settled at Indore in 1930 from where he did his B. A. from Holkar College in 1937. He served in Malwa Mill and State Secretariat during 1939-40 and did his M. A. from Nagpur University in 1911.
Alongwith his intimate literary associates,Dr. Prabhakar Machave and late Gajanan Mukti bodh, Shri Virendra Jain made notable achievements in introducing new experiments in Hindi poetry.
After completing his well appreciated serious and poranic novel ‘Muktidoot’ in 1944 Shri Jain came to Bombay for operation of an abscess in kidney where during 1945-50 he was unemployed and faced bitterest odds of life.
Many of his long poems have been published in Dharamyug. He was its Assistant Editor during 1950-60- He resigned from there in 1960. Thereafter he was appointed Chief Editor of Bharati Vidya Bhawan’s ‘Bharati’. Since its closure in 1965, due to financial difficulties, Shri Jain is a part-time Lecturer in M. M. College of Arts, Vile Parley, Bombay. In the rest of his time he has been writing to enrich the Hindi literature.
A progressive writer Shri Virendra Jain has thoroughly read Ravindra Nath Thakur and Yogi Arvind. His contacts with Madam Sophia Wadia, Swami Muktanand Paramhans and Jain saint Vidyanandji have created in him deep faith in spiritualism.
Literary Works: Atma Parinaya, (2) She- shdan (Story books), (3) Muktidoot (Poranic novel), (4) Prakash Ki Khoj Me (Original thoughts, (5) Anagata Ki Ankhen, (6) Yatna Ke Surya Purush, (7) Shunya Purush Aur Vastuen (Poetic compostions,) (8) Ek Aur Nilanjana (Jain poranic stories), (9) Anuttar Yogi- Tirthankar Mahavir (1000 paged novel), Hindi translation of 22 Christian classics.
Married to Smt. Anita Rani Jain in 1938, he has three sons and four daughters.
Res. Govind Niwas, Sarojini Road, Vile Parle (West), Bombay-56