“Young achiever; Rising Star; Prodigious Poet; Gifted Child; Young Talent; Child Prodigy…”are the words of the Indian Print media, introducing Apurva and her poems to the world!
INDIA’S Youngest Poetess (Limca Book of Records, 2003), Apurva Iyengar, is a versatile and a creative writer, born on Sep 5, 1986, in Chitradurga (Karnataka state) and brought up in Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh). Apurva is acknowledged as a child prodigy for her poetic talent. She has been composing poems in English and Hindi from a very tender age of 5 and her first book of verse, Shri Satyapurva Poetry was published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan when she was just 12. Her poetry kitty consisted of 200 poems in English and Hindi when she was 10 yrs old.She was featured in The Limca Book of Records of 2003 as the Youngest Poet in India. Her talent has been recognized and honoured by several literary organizations at State, National and International levels. She won a letter of appreciation from former Prime minister of India, Shri A.B.Vajpayee and also a Certificate recognizing her talent from Mr Chandrababu Naidu (Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh) in Nov 2001. Apurva’s poems have been appreciated for the message of peace they carry; patriotic fervour they arouse; spiritual insight and nature love that they exhibit. She was awarded the Pratibha Puraskar for being a young achiever by the AIPC, Khurja. Voices Net International Youth website awarded SPECIAL RECOGNITION to her poem ‘Life In Rhythm’. She won the Fountain Pen Award, 2010, from the writers guild of India. Magnapoets, an international Literary journal has published her poem ‘The Inward Eye’.Several awards and many certificates in various co-curricular activities are to her credit. Apurva tunes her songs, writes stories, jingles, rhymes, songs, essays and articles which are frequently published online and in news dailies. She is one of the ‘youngest member’ of The Poetry Society of India, New Delhi. Apurva has also excelled academically (College topper in class 12) and has won many prizes as a student. For her prodigious talent, she has been featured in several newspapers and television channels including The Hindu, The Times of India, The New Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle, regional newspapers, NDTV, Doordarshan and regional television channels. She has given poetry over All India Radio and has a Masters in Public Administration. Currently she is working for a MNC and is also working on publishing her latest collection of poems.