After being declared as “Poet of the Year 2013” by Ohio based International Writers & Artists Association which is recognized by UNESCO. K.K. Srivastava, Principal Accountant General (Audit), MP has been honoured for his third poetry collection, Shadows of the Real published by Rupa Publications. His past two books were titled as Ineluctable Stillness (2005) and An Armless Hand Writes (2008). His poems define the mental state of a man who is struggling between his real and unreal life scenarios.