Parashar Gaur was born on May 3rd 1947 in a small village Mirchora, Aswal Syun Garhwal (formerly in the state of UP) now in Uttarakhand. His father late Pt. Tika Ram Gaur was a well-known astrologer and was settled in Delhi. Later Mr. Parashar Gaur created ‘Garhwali Shahitya Purshkar” in memory of his father, a first ever award for literature in Garhwali dialect.
His basic education was held in Retholi, Sola and Mandaneshar in Garhwal. After passing Middle, his father called him to Delhi for higher education. He was admitted In Mata Sundari Higher Secondary School at Rouse Av., in Delhi, but he quit day school to support his family by working day and educating himself at night as a private candidate. He did his 10th and 12th standard as a private candidate and got His BA degree from Lala Lajpat Rai Degree College Shahibabad, U.P.
At the age of 10 he made his theatre debut as a child actor “Rohtash” in a play called “Raja Harish Chander” organized by his village folk at his village. During his school days he participated in various cultural programs.
In 1967 when he was 20 years old, he wrote his first Garhwali full length drama called “Aunsi Ki Raat” which was staged on theatre for the first time On 28th February 1969 under the banner “Pushpanjali Rangshala” . Since than he has written more than a dozens plays among them such as Choli, Gaway, Rehershal, Timla ka timla Khtya and were repeated more than 10 times in theatres in and around Delhi.
As a poet he has written more than 60 songs which were broadcast by AIR, Delhi. His has also written more 300 Garhwali poems which have been published in different newspapers and magazines.
After a long wait, he finally produced the first Garhwali Feature film “Jagwal” in 1983.