Vijay Krishna Kumbhar born 2 July 1962 in the Karad town in Satara district of Maharashtra. His native place is Islampur in Sangli district. He is the eldest son of Krishna and Indutai Kumbhar. He has a younger brother and sister. His father worked in Government Fisheries School Satpati village in Thane district, where Kumbhar pursued his education in the Zilla Parishad School, Islampur, Islampur High School, Islampur and Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil College, Islampur. Kumbhar started his career in journalism in the weekly Swaraj and wrote articles in various newspapers. Kumbhar is one of the leading Right To Information (RT) columnists. His columns appear in Marathi newspapers like Lokmat, Sakal and Pudhari He was Proprietor-Editor of a weekly named Bimb-Pratibimb and was the owner of an advertising firm "Indu Publicity". He has authored a book on Right to Information - "Pailu mahitichya adhikarache" (in Marathi : पैलू माहितीच्या अधिकाराचे) published by Prajakt Prakashan (प्राजक्त प्रकाशन). The book was launched in Pune by social activist - Anna Hazare in March 2012.