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Umashanker Yadav

Founder Director

Umashanker Yadav

Umashanker Yadav is the founder director of Ahmedabad International Literature Festival which is organising its 8th edition in November 2023. He is Managing Trustee of Ikon Education Foundation and Managing Director of Ikon Barcode Solutions Pvt. Ltd. He also founded Serene Publishers and Distributors, a book publishing arm and a label manufacturing unit, Ikon Label Industries in Changodar Industrial area of Ahmedabad.

Umashanker is a speaker, talk show host, promoter of literature, mentor, motivator, writer, poet, editor and publisher. He has done his Master of Arts (MA- English) from Jay Narayan Vyas University Jodhpur, Master of Business Administration (MBA- Marketing) and PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communications from IGNOU. His first  English poetry book, 'Beyond Dreamz' was published in 2015 and work on the 2nd book is in process.

Umashanker Yadav has served Indian Air Force as well for 15 years from 1985 to 2001. He is a fitness enthusiast and keeps himself fit through a strict fitness regime.
He recently concluded his weekly debut talk show 'Exploring the Unexplored with Umashanker Yadav' on YouTube with eminent personalities.
He can speak Hindi, English and Gujarati and can be reached at 98243 13090 and