Laltu (b 1957) is scientist, poet, fiction writer and commentator. At present he is Professor at the Center for Computational Natural Sciences and Bioinformatics, IIIT-Hyderabad. He has also participated in several people’s movements includign grassroots science education , literacy, etc.
He has published more then 200 poems and 25 short stories in leading Hindi magazines and has written several opinion editorial articles and reviews. Two collections of his poetry have appeared – “Ek Jheel Thee Barph Ki” and “Dairy mein Teywees October” – as well as a work of fiction – “Ghooghney”. He has also translated literature for children into Hindi, from English and Bengali and has published a book of poems for children – “Bhaiya Zindabad”.