Hailing from Rentachintala, Mr.B.Maria Kumar studied in RCM Elementary School upto 5th and in St.Joseph’s Boys High School upto 10th class. Later he did his intermediate in Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada; B.Sc in Andhra Christian College, Guntur and MBA in Nagarjuna University.
After joining Indian Police Service in 1985, he served Madhya Pradesh Police and the Government of India and retired as Director General of Police in April, 2018.
He contributed his services throughout his career to various disciplines of knowledge ranging from literature to philosophy and from mathematics to parapsychology, besides executing his professional responsibilities of crime control and law enforcement to the best of the expectations of the state and central governments, for a period spanning over 32 years.
He developed a keen interest in writing since school days on literary as well as philosophical matters. Having won prizes for excelling in the world of letters at collegiate level, he took a broader and divergent perspective on mathematics, logic and parapsychology. He had his first tryst with scientific breakthrough when his innovative formulae in geometry caught the attention of his professors at his university and subsequently impressed the then Director of Association of Indian Universities, who appreciated the originality of his work in 1981. Mr.B.Maria Kumar’s quest for new vistas in knowledge yielded fruition when his prolific literary writings and intellectual inputs helped him write regular columns for children’s section in the Indore edition of Free Press during 1987-88.
His relentless pursuit of versatility in matters related to mind, fetched him an epiphanous attainment in the form of a psi-phenomenon called “Theory of Nestorism” in parapsychology. The same was brought out as a monograph by a reputed publisher of Indore in 1993, which was lauded by the professors of Bundelkhand University, Jhansi. The idea of “Nestorism” stood out as a new phenomenon alongside the already established concepts of precognition, clairvoyance, telepathy and psychokinesis.
His pen continued bringing out poems, stories and essays, both in Telugu and English, during the late 1990s and early 2000, the compilation of which soon saw the light amidst the literary oeuvre of Hindi through translations. Apart from producing works in literature, mathematics, psychology and philosophy, his untiring efforts also led to the documentation of police managerial tips in the areas of traffic regulation and law enforcement. His books titled, “Traffic Etiquette” and “Application of Psychological Principles in Maintenance of Law and Order” were released in 2004 and 2006 respectively. In between, his Telugu titles, “Mahimalesa Shatakam”, “ Sanjivayya Shatakam”, “ Vannela Dorasini”, “ Nenu” and “Indira park Muchchatlu” received wide recognition from the circles of Telugu litterateurs. Accolades were bestowed upon him by the giants of art like Dada Saheb Phalke awardee Akkineni Nageshwara Rao and Bhartiya Gyan Peeth Puruskar winner Dr. C. Narayana Reddy for his sensitive portrayal of humanism and compassion.
The reigning spirit of universal brotherhood and philosophy of goodness, inscribed in his Telugu and English writings, inspired multi-linguists to translate his works into Hindi. Consequently honours were showered on him in terms of literary awards such as “Acharya”, “Vidya Vachaspati”, “Sahitya Samman, “Sahitya Shree”, “Sahitya Mahopadhyay” and the prestigious national award of “Bharat Bhasha Bhushan”, given away by Akhil Bhartiya Bhasha Sahitya Sammelan.
The Ambassador of Russian Federation, Mr.Alexander M. Kadakin complimented him when his Telugu poems, on having been translated into Russian, captured the attention of Russian scholars. The Ambassador quoted that, “the poetry of such a brilliant Indian writer as Mr. B.Maria Kumar will be surely highly appreciated by the Russian connoisseurs and lovers of literature.
His ideas on the beauty of life, role of the youth, joy of freedom and purpose of living influenced the scholars of Telugu language as well as the budding youngsters. As a mark of recognition to his unfailing quench for promoting excellence in Telugu literature, the prestigious “Pratibha Puruskaram” was presented to him in 2014 by Vishwa Sahiti, a fifty eight year old literary organization, affiliated to Central Sahitya Akademi.
His incisive philosophical ideas, conveyed through his books, “To Be Or Not To Be Happy” and “Be Selfish But Good”, impel the people by reason, who are selfish by instinct, to strive to be good. His groundbreaking socioeconomic models such as, “9K Formula of Sharing”, “Rule of Youth Reciprocity”, “Economy-Creativity-Goodness Equation” etc., impacted the psyche of intelligentsia. “The Youth Don’t Cry”, written in co-authorship of his research scholar daughter B.S.Sushmita makes a critical commentary on the youth about their fears and hopes amidst adversities and opportunities. His book, “Fear, Law and Criminology” is a pioneering work, written in collaboration with a Canadian and Nepali philosophers, analyses crime from fear perspective so that the people’s fears could be alleviated for a better living in modern society.
In addition to various honours and laurels obtained in the literary and socio-philosophical fields, by way of propagating his altruistic ideas through more than twenty of his books and many articles, he also won several professional honours which include Madhya Pradesh Government’s Singhast Medal, GOI’s Indian Police Medal, President’s Police Medal and US Department of the State’s Emergency Ordnance Disposal Medal.