Born in 1937 at Maharajpur, Mandla MP, Dr. Suresh Mishra did his Ph.D. in History from Sagar University, M.P. He taught History in Government PG colleges of M.P. (1960 to 1997).
Recipient of ‘Dr. Shankardayal Sharma Srijan Samman (2012)’ for high quality writings in History, he was awarded Senior Research Fellowship of ICHR (2009-2011), Swaraj Fellowship (2007-08) of Swaraj Sansthan, Dept. of Culture, Govt. of MP, Bhopal and All India Makhanlal Chaturvedi Award of Madhya Pradesh Sahitya Academy, Bhopal for his collection of Hindi essays. Dr. Mishra has authored 29 books on History and has published more than 150 popular articles on culture, wild life, environment, folk culture, development etc. He is also the editor of research journal Sandhan (Jhansi). Presently he is engaged in historical research and writing.
Mr. Nandkishore Devda is an entrepreneur, socialist, philanthropist and active figure in public life since 60 years. He is an avid traveller having explored all of India and most of Europe, USA and Canada. Born in 1928, at Burhanpur, Mr. Devda is a firm believer of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia’s socialist philosophy. He actively participated in the Grain movement and student movement of 1942. He was arrested under MISA in 1976.
He is the founder of the renowned ‘Milan Mithai’ (since 1954). President of famous ‘Navratri Vyakhyamala’ (1963 to 2000), he has also been the convener of ‘Gunjan’ cultural organization and Federation of Film Club (1967–1982).
Mr. Devda has published 300 lectures delivered under the auspicious of Navratri Vyakhayanmala in 10 volumes of Chintan. He is the co-author of the book Burhanpur: The City of Hydraulic Wonders.