Harish Kumar, an IPS officer, was born on 10th November, 1959, in a village named Janish Nagar, which is purely a rural environmental area at Thana Ajitmal, Tehsil Auraiya, District Etawah (now in Tehsil Ajitmal and Distt Auraiya). His father Mr. Jagannath Prasad, was serving in The Animal Husbandry Department. His mother Mrs. Bhagwati Devi was a house wife. Like the other mothers she was among his biggest well wishers. Mr. Harish Kumar received his primary education up to class 7 from Kashi Market, District Kanpur. Passed Intermediate and Graduation examination from Ajitmal degree college and received a Masters degree in political science from Christ Church College, Kanpur. Studying at the Foolbagh Public Library (Kanpur) and 'BBC, London' had special contribution and impact in his life. He has been engaged in the Reserve Bank of India at the post of Coin note Tester for about 5 years in Kanpur.
At the same time he was preparing for PCS exams and was posted to the Labour Commissioner's office in Kanpur on the post of Assistant Labour commissioner. Mr. Harish cracked PPS cadre exam from Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission in the year 1986 batch and in the Police department served the posts of an upper police superintendent at Jalaun, Kanpur, and Bijnor. At Lucknow, Banaras and Kanpur as the STF, CBCID, PAC. In December, 2012 he was promoted in Indian Police Services (IPS). He served the posts of police superintendent at the DPC Gorakhpur, Police Academy Moradabad, police superintendent and in DG office, Superintendent, Human Rights, Unnao. Currently DIG/Superintendent of Police, District-Unnao.