His position in office and the workload of the designation don’t deter him from living his passion. And that’s what made him a singer, lyricist and composer in addition to being a bureaucrat.
Hari Om, 40, currently serving as commissioner consolidation, has made an entry into Bollywood with his first composition. The song has already been recorded in Mumbai and the film would be released soon.
“I would not tell much about the song and the film is yet to be named. But the song has been written, composed and sung by me,” said Hari Om.
An IAS of 1997 batch, Hari started learning music after being selected for the services. “Wherever I got posted, I learnt music. But each time due to transfers, my teachers kept changing. However, my passion continued and I made it a point to continue learning music,” he said.
He has been district magistrate of 11 districts, including Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Moradabad, Allahabad, Saharanpur etc.
Already into performances and compositions, Hari Om feels that this is just the beginning. “Film music is a big platform. But this is just the beginning. There are bigger things to come,” he said.
Hari Om has written three books and the fourth one would soon be released. These include ‘Bhoot Ka Parcham’ (a collection of ghazals released in 2002), ‘Amrica Meri Jaan’ (collection of stories released in 2009), ‘Kapaas ke Agley Mausam Mein’ (a collection of poetry released in 2011). The upcoming book is a collection of ghazals.
Om has also sung two songs for Moxx Music Company - ‘Yaara Ve’ and ‘Socha Na Tha Zindagi’. Even in the busy office schedules, the officer makes it a point to do his ‘riyaz’ for at least two hours every day. The rest of the free time is spent in writing and compositions, he added.
A PhD in Hindi, Hari Om isn’t the lone music lover and singer at home. His wife, Malvika is also a singer and their two daughters - students of Class 10 and 6 respectively, also sing.