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Born in 1966 on 29th July, Poonam Matia is the third child of Lt. Mrs Maina Gupta and Mr S.L. Gupta. Schooling and upbriging was done in Karol Bagh, New Delhi. Since childhood she has been a bright student, always in good books of the teachers. Among two daughters and three sons, Poonam nee Pinki is the only child who has taken generic urdu and shayri likings of grand parents(who hailed from Rawalpindi and Lahore, pre independent)and her father. Graduation and further studies were done from Lady Irwin College, Delhi university. She was among the 16 chosen ones who won Junior Research Fellowship from ICAR.
Studies kept her occupied till marriage. Marriage to a civil engineer Naresh Matia in 1988 was a turning point in her life. Poetry took its growth from there onwards. Dr Poonam Matia is a proud mother of two beautiful, intelligent daughters and a grandmother of one year old angelic granddaughter.
Poonam Matia, who has been a PGT Home Science and a tutor of Science, English and Mathematics since long, MSc, BEd, and MBA by academic qualification, had keen interest in reading, be a text book or fiction. Gradually, this light interest shifted to writing short verses, skits and articles. It’s quite astonishing to see the improvement rather magical unfolding in her writing which very clearly showcases the aroma of Ganga-Jamuni cult. She hasn’t been a student of Urdu in any part of her life and Hindi as academics was also limited to middle school levels only. But her interest in Urdu made her learn basics after the marriage of her daughter i.e. just two years back. Her three, poetry collections viz. ‘Swapn Shringaar’ ‘Armaan’ and ‘Abhi to Sagar Shesh Hai….’ have been welcomed with open arms by the readers, which comprised of beautiful, emotional, life exemplifying compositions with more of romantic flavour. Using simple language, her writings reaches depths and heights of human relations with which the readers of all ages, both sexes are able to identify with. Her poetry has a music, a sing-song emotive connotation that can be experienced only when we go deeper and sway with her words picturised in different short and long compositions. The third collection includes a few qata’t (4 liners) and ghazals, too. Besides these three solo collections, her work has also been included in five joint poetic collections namely -‘Stri hokar swaal karti hai …’.and ‘Apne Apne Sapne’, ‘Tuhin’, Jahane-ghazal’ and ‘Kavita Anavarat’ . All being in Hindi except Jahaan-e-ghazal which has come up in Urdu. Her books have come from pan India viz Abohar (Punjab), Bikaner(Rajasthan), Jaipur(Rajasthan) , Ghaziabad and Amroha(UP),and three from New Delhi. Writing has been a passion which has taken a color of profession, too with passing years. Not only in Hindi but in English, too Poonam Matia writes equally well though her work in English has still not taken the shape of a book. She has been participating in various poetic meets in Delhi and around with her entirely a different style of reading and delivering the content poems. Over Past three years she has been on various reputed stages for poems and ghazals. Slowly but steadily she has gained name in Mushayeras and kavi sammelans.
Earlier writers, poets used to struggle a lot to get their work published. But with the advent of social sites like facebook, Twitter, Google plus etc a lot of hidden talent has been coming to fore front and Dr Poonam Matia has been one such name to reckon with. She has a remarkable facebook presence with her two profiles, namely Poonam Matia and Matia Poonam with a reach of about 60-70 thousand friends and followers. She, maintains a few pages on facebook and a blog-‘Khyaal hain panne zehan eik kitaab..’ too.
She has recently been awarded with ‘Vidya Vachaspati’ which entitles her to be addressed as Dr Poonam Matia. Besides this, many a known awards and recognitions she has earned like …..Rajiv Gandhi excellence award ,2012 given by Shri Parkash Jaiswal (then coal minister), Bharat gaurav award-2012, given by Smti Anu Tandon (then MP), ‘hum sath sath group’ sponsered Saraswati award,2012 Bharatpur , Rajasthan , Shobhna kavya Ratn samman ,Delhi ,2012 ,Kayakalp Sahitya Shri samman, Noida,Narayani Sahitya samman, Delhi, 2013, Sarbhasha Sanskriti Samman, 2013, India Achievement award .Meher Times journlist association ,2014, Bharteey Mahila Gaurav award , 2015, Samta Award 2015 by the hands of Smt. Sheila Dixit(earlier CM of Delhi)2015, Award by the CM of Assam Mr Tarun Gogoi, 2015, Pride of the country Award , 2016, Karnal to name a few. Her poem ‘anubhav ke rang’ won first prize in Vishva Hindi Kavita Pratiyogita organised In Mauritius by Joint Indian and Mauritian Govt agency.
After being published in various print and online magzines and newspapers and being recognised across India , Poonam was awarded by ‘Akhil Bharteey Rustagi sabha’ with ‘Vyakti Vishesh Lekhak samman’ and after that Rustagi Sabha, Dilshad Garden, too applauded her success with great enthusiasm.
As a Literary editor of monthly magazine ‘True media’, this is consecutively third year Poonam Matia has been creatively contributing to raise the level of magazine such that with collective effort of the team, the magazine has engraved its name in India Book of records. In depth personal interviews have been a constant feature of this magazine where Poonam has taken interviews of Internationally acclaimed Poet Dr Kunwar Bechain; Mr BL Gaur , a name equally well known in construction Industry(Gaur sons) and Literature (poetry and journalism); Pt Suresh Neerav , a well known poet , thinker and Ex copy editor of popular Hindi magazine Kadambni; Mrs Urmil Satyabhushan , a dynamic writer and theater person; Sant Shree Suman Bhai Manas Bhushan , Ujjain…………and many others. She has also been constantly engaged in taking radio interviews ( Senior poetry stalwart Mr Balswaroop Rahi) and Video interviews(famous Poet Mr Praveen Shukla).
Along with writing, speaking on various issues and anchoring she writes small plays and act in them also. She has been reading poetry on various TV channels like Doordarshan , Janta TV, SaharaTV, India News, Channelone News and such, Another dimension of her personality has also come to forefront in recent times when she participated and won many titles too… and that’s the Caused based Fashion shows. She participated with her daughter in ‘Tu Hi re’ ….. a show for Beti Bachao, beti padhao and won second position and then she went on to participate In All India Homemakers India 2016 and won Titles like Mrs Most Inspirational and Mrs most Intellactual ( By Social umbrella Group) Poonam Matia give credits to family and various learned friends who she considers as God sent to guide her path in the field of literature.