He had done great work as a DM of Moradabad. When he came to the capital city Lucknow as one of the election observers appointed by the Election Commission to monitor the Assembly elections, he had never thought that he would get a stage to showcase his talent as poet in Uttar Pradesh. He had written many poems and ghazals. He began his journey as poet with his first book ‘’Dhoop Ka Parcham’’ published in 2002. Dhoop Ka Parcham is a collection of ghazals. He continued his writing as a result a book named ‘’Kapas Ke Agle Mausam Mein’’ was published. This book is a collection of poetry. It contains about 90 poets. As part of his studies he started reading hindi poems and shaayari (short poems).
Eventually he started listening to ghazal greats such as Mehndi Hassan, Ghulam Ali, Hussain Brothers (Ahmed Hussain-Mohammed Hussain) and Jagjit Singh. He often sings ghazals he had written (composed) and become a famous Lyricist. His harmonious voice has bewitched all its listeners. He is widely known for being a famous singer in India. He is gifted with an amazing voice and an exquisite line of thought. His skills have explored wider horizons. Apart from singing he is famous Lyricist in Lucknow. According to Hari Om music is a stress-buster. Poetry and music have been saviours in many unpleasant situations. He doesn’t know when these saviours became his passion. He had also sung two songs for Moxx Music Company – ‘Yaara Ve’ and ‘Socha Na Tha Zindagi’.
He has been honoured with many awards such as Rajbhasha Award, the Tulsi Shri Award, Firaq Award, International Poetry Award, the Awadh Gaurav Samman and the Uttar Pradesh Award. He is not only an Officer but is also famous as a prominent who had written many books with his pragmatic and gripping tales of common man struggling vicissitudes of life. He is a huge fan of Mehdi Hassan, K. J. Yesudas and Ilaiyaraaja.
He loves the songs of Sadma…‘Ae zindagi gale laga le’ and ‘Surmayi akhiyon me. He released his new song Socha Na Tha Zindgi online and his music albums include Intisaab and Roshani Ke Pankh etc. His Ghazals i.e Mai tere pyar ka maara hua hu and Sikandar hu magar haara hua hu are very popular in Uttar Pradesh. He is a fine personality of Uttar Pradesh. We also need these types of officers in our society.
He was born in Katari village of Sultanpur district (Amethi) of Uttar Pradesh, he was a good student from his childhood and was also gifted with an amazing voice. After joining as IAS he completed a course from International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands. Dr. Hari Om is recognized not only for his exemplary administrative competence with so many important profiles attached to his name but also for his flair of other capabilities. Ultimately he is a master of many fields such as singing, writing and a perfect poet.