Surat-based Yuvraj Pokharna was born different and indeed, does things differently. Born in Bardoli (Surat) on March 8, 1991 to doctor parents, Yuvraj had always been a shy and introvert person and someone far away from “Lights-Camera-Action”. He did his schooling in Kendriya Vidyalaya and pursued engineering, following BSC and MSC(Mathematics). He was a teacher to JEE aspirants before the ‘keeda’ to serve his country bit him and he stepped up to join RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh), as a ground worker.
Yuvraj first caught the nation’s eye when he decided to get married in on January 22,2019. Wondering why? Well, he decided to impart some clear cut facts and knowledge about the Rafale deal to his wedding guests, a move that won him praises from none other than the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi himself! Yuvraj’s move of including a leaflet detailing facts about the Government’s Rafale deal and how it benefits the country’s military and defence forces, along with his wedding invite, won him lots of brownie points in the national and international media.
With this, Yuvraj realised that his newly acquired fame could be put to use to make his country a better place and he launched himself into becoming a social activist and influencer. Yuvraj is also known to have butted heads with prominent leaders like Mamata Banerjee and Uddhav Thackeray. The lad does not mince words and his social media is proof of the same.
Back in June 2019, when a video of Mamata Banerjee calling villagers chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ as BJP Agents wet viral, Yuvraj went on to send Mamata “Valmiki Ramayana” as a response. Though Mamata Banerjee rejected his gift, Yuvraj was hailed for his act. He recently butted heads with Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray when the leader and his party were involved in a brawl with Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. Supporting the actress and her fearless stance, Yuvraj went on to send the CM a lipstick in a bid to explain that women today are not afraid to take charge. He also, in very clear words, expressed his displeasure and stated that Uddhav was an incompetent Chief Minister and was not capable of governing a state.
Next up in Yuvraj’s list of conquering, was the media industry. In fact, he is a budding writer and a columnist with various national media outlets like NewsX, The Sunday Guardian, etc. The guy doesn’t halt here. He recently launched his start-up – a media consulting firm alongwith his wife SAKSHI POKHARNA *, *MEDIATRICKS-MULTIMEDIA-PRIVATE-LIMITED,where in he is assisting an outspread clientele ranging from activists,politicians to actors looking to emboss their presence on Google and establishing a brand value. In less than a year, his firm has served and empowered more than a 100 clients to share their stories with the world.
Yuvraj’s profile includes being an engineer-turned-teacher, a social and political activist. He is also an opinion maker and has, in the past contributed to various media outlets as a columnist. To fathom and ascertain the administrative structure prevailing in the country, Yuvraj has now enrolled with IGNOU for Masters in Public Administration (MPA). Yuvraj’s determination to make this country a better place is seen in all of his professional career choices. Well, why are we not surprised?