Shrikant Verma (18 September 1931 – 25 May 1986) was an Indian poet and a Member of Parliament from Madhya Pradesh as an INC candidate from 1976 to 1982 and 1982 to 1986. He was married to Veena Verma who was also a Member of Parliament from Madhya Pradesh. Verma's son Abhishek Verma is an Indian arms dealer and was declared youngest billionaire of India in 1997. Verma was born in Bilaspur city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. He graduated from Nagpur University with a Master of Arts degree in Hindi. He has authored twenty books. Verma was awarded Tulsi Samman for Jalsagar from Madhya Pradesh Government in 1976 and Shiksha Samman from Madhya Pradesh State Kala Parishad in 1981. In 1982, he presided over the Afro-Asian Writer's Conference hosted in New Delhi. In 1987, he was posthumously awarded the Sahitya Academy Award for Magadh.
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