Suryakumar Pandey (Hindi: सूर्यकुमार पाण्डेय; born 10 October 1954) is an Indian poet, humorist, satirist and writer. During his literary career, Suryakumar Pandey has contributed to various genres of Hindi literature including Hasya Kavita (humorous comic poetry), Vyangya (satire) and Bal Kavita (children’s rhymes) etc. He is most recognized as a Hasya kavi and for his distinctive style and language of hasya kavita  Popularly known as Pandeyji, he is also well known for his Hāsya kavita (humorous Hindi poetry) recitations at Hindi kavi sammelans both in India and globally.
Born in Ballia (Eastern Uttar Pradesh), Suryakumar Pandey went to primary school in Ballia, before moving to Lucknow in 1967. After obtaining his Masters in Mathematical Statistics from University of Lucknow, Suryakumar Pandey held several key posts in Health Department of Uttar Pradesh Government. He retired from his government duties in December 2015.
Since his youth Suryakumar Pandey has been an active Hindi poet and writer. He has contributed to several genres of Hindi literature, including Hasya Kavita (humorous comic poetry), Vyangya (satire articles), Geet (songs) and Bal Kavita (children’s rhymes). Hasya kavita is his forte.
Hasya Kavita Pandey is among the most recognized Hindi Hasya Kavi (comic poets). He is known for his distinctive style of writing.
Kavi Sammelans Suryakumar Pandey has performed at more than 4,000 shows and kavi sammelans in over four decades. In 2016, Pandey toured more than 20 cities in the USA and Canada for Hindi Kavi Sammelans and conferences conducted by the International Hindi Association for the promotion of Hindi literature in America and he also done wah wah kya bat he TV show.
Television and Radio He has been actively associated with radio and television. Suryakumar Pandey has long been a poet of choice for Doordashan and Akashvani (All India Radio) for scripting shows, writing songs, solo poetry recitations and kavi sammelans. He has recited his poetry for several national television channels including Doordarshan, DD Bharti, ABP News, Aaj Tak, News Nation, ETV Network, SAB TV, Sony Pal , Zee News, Sahara Samay, APN News etc. In recent years, he has made multiple appearances in Wah! Wah! Kya Baat Hai! on SAB TV.
Vyangya (Hindi Satire) Suryakumar Pandey has penned down thousands of vyangya (Hindi satire) articles. He writes regularly for several national Hindi newspapers.
Bal Kavita (Hindi Children Rhymes) Suryakumar Pandey is one of the biggest names in bal kavita. His poems are included in many school books in India.
Books Suryakumar Pandey has written more than 25 books in different genres of Hindi literature. Some of his books include:
- Chikne Ghade
- Waah Waah
- Rukawat Ke Liye Khed Hai
- Pandeyji ke Pathakhe
- Pandeyji ke Thahake
- Pet Mein Dadhiyan Hain
- Waah Ji Pandey Ji Waah Waah
- Apne Yahan Sab Chalta Hai
- Hasya Vyangya Sartaj Suryakumar Pandey
- 101 Geet
- Laat Sahab ke Thath
- Khari Maskhari
- Aadha Phagun Aadha June