Sharat Kumar (born 29 July 1937 in Meerut, India) is an Indian writer of both fiction and nonfiction. He is best known for his novels Orange Moon (2002, English edition) and Lal Kothi Alvida ("Farewell Red Mansion") (2004, Hindi, 2009, English). The latter was made into a Hindi television program of the same name, produced by Balraj Sahni Productions and starring Sahni's son Parikshat Sahni. It began airing in January 2006 on Doordarshan and is still running.[when?] Kumar was the original screenwriter for the TV series, adapting his own novel.
Kumar graduated from the National Defence Academy in 1956 and served as an officer in the Indian Navy until 1966. He then pursued a career as a management consultant, authoring books including Mind Your Management (2002), which was named Best Management Book of the Year in India. He has served as a director of the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad. He also directed Duvidha, a film with Manoj Verma and Rashi Bunny.
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- Narayan, Ranjana (2004-03-04). "No 'Alvida' to old values". The Hindu. Retrieved 2006-08-22.
- "Telly Buzz". Screen Weekly. 2006-01-06. Retrieved 2006-08-22.
- Sharat Kumar at the Internet Movie Database
- Management article by Sharat Kumar