Kishore Kunal was born in 1950. He passed Matriculation Examination from his village High School at Baruraj in Muzaffarpur district and was awarded scholarship which very few students at the top used to gets. Then in 1967 when he had adequate number for admission in an Engineering College, he declined the admission in Engineering and left Science and Muzaffarpur. He went to Patna college to join the stream of Arts. In 1968 he got the distinction of obtaining highest marks in Patna University. Having passed History Honours Examination he appeared for U.P.S.C. examination in 1971 and since he had not completed 21 years of age, he could appear for I.P.S. only and in his first attempt he was selected and joined the coveted post of I.P.S. in 1972. He was allotted Gujarat Cadre and was a probationer at Mehsana and got the first independent posting of A.S.P. at Anand where he performed brilliantly. Then he was D.C.P. at Ahmedabad and came to Bihar in 1978. From 1978 to 1984 he was Superintendent of Police in North Santhal Pargana, Rothas, Palamau and Patna district. Everywhere he suppressed crime and criminals with iron hands.
Thereafter after remaining on leave for completing the construction of famous Mahavir Mandir, Patna he remained in B.P.R&D, Bharat Wagon Ltd. for brief periods. While he was on study leave, his services were called by the M.H.A and he was appointed O.S.D. on Ayodhya in the Ayodhta Cell of the Ministry. It was during days of the Prime Minister Mr. V. P. Singh and further more he was retained as O.S.D. on Ayodhya by the succeeding Prime Minister Mr. Chandra Shekhar. Kunal played an important role in the negotiation of the contentious issue and the solution ultimately eluded, though at many stages it looked within the sight.
When Mr. Narasimha Rao became the Prime Minister he called the services of Kunal after the demolition of the disputed shrine and engaged him in making a national consensus on the construction of a Rama Temple at the R.J.B.
Thereafter, he joined C.I.S.F and remained there for nine years as D.I.G and I.G. Then he decided to take voluntary retirement, he left the C.I.S.F in 2000 and joined Gujarat where from he took voluntary retirement in May, 2001 from the post of Addl. D.G., Gujarat Prisous.
As an I.P.S. officer he was reputed for his honesty, integrity and dedication to duty. He is still remembered by the people of Bihar as a very strict and dynamic police officer who effectively controlled crime wherever he was posted and who was a Samaritan to the peace-loving people and a terror to hard-core criminals. He served in Gujarat and Bihar cadres and was on Central deputation for long. He was an O.S.D on Ayodhya in Ministry of Home Affairs and was instrumental in amicable negotiation with Hindu and Muslim religious leaders on Ayodhya issue. His stint in C.I.S.F. was marked with varied growth of the organisation. His subordinates and colleagues looked upto him for guidance, leadership and found solid support from him for their righteous work. He has been an icon to the new generation.
Acharya (Dr.) Kishore Kunal is a true visionary, a genius and a versatile and towering personality. He has been a highly celebrated I.P.S. officer, Vice-chancellor of a Sanskrit University and, above all, a dedicated social worker. In May, 2001 he took voluntary retirement from the coveted Indian Police Service, almost a decade before the actual date of his superannuation. This he did so primarily to serve the teeming masses, with special focus on the down-trodden Dalit’s living in the poor State of Bihar. He is an author of repute and a great authority on Valmiki Ramayan. He has worked as Chairman of the Bihar State Board of Religious Trusts, a statutory body which supervises the functioning of religious trusts in Bihar. The post is exempted from the office of profit by an Act of the Parliament.