Poet Ram Nath Singh, popularly known as Adam Gondvi, breathed his last in Lucknow on 18 December 2011. Gondvi lived like a villager throughout his life and wrote revolutionary poetry focusing on the pathetic state of dalits and the poor. He himself died in poor financial condition and cultural and social activists had to appeal for donations for his treatment.
Adam Gondvi was born on 22 October 1947 in Aataa Paraspur village of Gonda district in Uttar Pradesh. His couplet, Kaaju bhuni plate mein, whisky bhari gilaas mein, utra hai raamraaj vidhayak niwas mein was a great hit among the masses. Gondvi also criticised politicians who sought votes on caste and communal basis in his gazal collections. His collection Dharti ki satah par and Samay se Muthbhed made him an acclaimed gazal writer.
He was felicitated with Dushyant Kumar prize in 1998 by Madhya Pradesh government.