Pankaj Rag is an Indian poet and IAS officer of 1990 batch. He has served as the Commissioner of Directorate of archaeology, archives and museums, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Director-General of National Archives of India, and Director of Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, Maharashtra.
Rag was born in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. He graduated in History from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and completed his Master of Philosophy in modern Indian history from Delhi University. Rag is a recipient of Kedar Samman and Mira Smriti award.
His famous books are Dhuno Ki Yatra, Yeh Bhumandal Ki Raat Hai, Vintage Madhya Pradesh, Rag Ragini Foloi, Bhopal – 50 years as Capital, Masterpieces of Madhya Pradesh, Relics of 1857 – Madhya Pradesh, 1857: The Oral Tradition, Culture Heritage of Narmada Valley.