Born on January 14,1922, Radhey Shiam inherited love for literature, painting, austere way of life, global brotherhood and human religion. His pen was influenced by Danish saint Mr. Alfred Emanuel Sorensen (popular as ‘Sunyata’) and his brush by American artist-cum-philosopher Mr. E.Brewster. He started composing Haikus on getting inspired by Dr Satya Bhushan Verma, the father of Indian Haiku. Haiku writing became his lifelong passion. Over decades, he gained recognition amongst noted Haiku composers of the world. He composed Haikus voluminously in English, Hindi, Awadhi, Urdu and Sanskrit on several hundred topics. In Haiku he wrote ‘Ramayan’ and ‘Uttara Ramayan’ also. In his compositions, nature, spiritualism, religion, love and philosophy took prominent place. He composed about two thousand Haiku riddles(Paheliyaan) in Hindi on different topics. Haiku is a three line poem with 5-7-5 syllabi. This distinct style of poetry is a short yet natural expression of daily life experience. His two compilations of verses ‘Song of Life’ and ‘The Book of Life’ have been published in English. Radhey Shiam breathed his last on April 18,2015 after a brief illness.