Vibhuti Narain Rai(born 28 November 1951) did M.A. in English Literature from Allahabad University in the year 1971. He joined Indian Police Service in 1975 and was allotted Uttar Pradesh cadre. He served many sensitive districts as Superintendent of Police.
He was on deputation to Govt. Of India for ten years from 1992 to 2001. His deputation included posting in anti insurgency operations in Kashmir Valley during 1993-94. Presently he is posted as Additional Director General of Police in Uttar Pradesh. He has been awarded President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Services and Police Medal for Meritorious Services.
Apart from being a distinguished police officer Vibhuti Narain Rai is an acclaimed writer of Hindi Literature. He has written five novels – Ghar, Shahar Mein Curfew, Kissa Loktantra, Tabadla and Prem Ki Bhoot Katha and all of them were received warmly by the critics and readers of Hindi. His novel Shahar Mein Curfew was translated in Assamese, Bengali, English, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi and Urdu. Other novels were also translated in many languages. He also writes satires and his collection of satires Ek Chhatra Neta Ka Rojnamcha was widely appreciated.