Dev Kumar Verma was born to a paan shop owner and coal labourer in the village of Katras in the Dhanbad district of Jharkhand (then undivided Bihar). Growing up, he saw his village, which was full of either part-time shop owners or coal labourer grappling with alcohol addiction. Education was not a priority, neither on the minds of the labourer nor their growing children. For them who wanted to do something money was the biggest challenge.

Dev had a different dream and he started working towards it. During his school days, he started providing tuitions to students to cater his education fees. Later, he was got selected to N.I.T., Durgapur to pursue MBA.

He has done his MBA from NIT, Durgapur. Later pursued Management Development Program from IIM, Lucknow and L.L.B from Law College, Dhanbad

He is currently working as Manager (Quality) with Coal India Ltd. at Dhanbad, Jharkhand.

Dev lives in Dhanbad with his wife Dr. Priyanka, an alumnus of IIT (ISM, Dhanbad) and Asst. Professor at B.I.T, Sindri and 2 beautiful daughter.

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