Govindprasad Shyam Lal Kushwaha was born in a small village Korari, District Fatepur, U.P. in 1944. He did his elementary education locally and High School and Intermediate education at various places in his district. He passed B. A. in English, Education, and Economics from University of Allahabad in 1966, then moved to Gujarat in 1967 and completed his M. A. in English from Gujarat University, Ahmadabad and Ph.D. degree from Agra University in 1995.