Nathuram Sharma (Hindi: नाथूराम शर्मा), better known by his pen-name Mahakavi Shankar (Hindi: शंकर), (1859–1932) was a Hindi and Urdu poet from Harduaganj, Aligarh, North-Western Provinces (Now Uttar Pradesh), British India. He worked with the Irrigation Department at Kanpur and subsequently as an Ayurvedic physician. His poetic works are primarily in the dialects of Braj Bhasha and Khariboli. He was a writer of Modern Period. His poetic works include: Anurag ratna, Shankar saroj, Garbhranda rahasya, Gitavali, Kavita kunj, Doha, Samasyapurtiyan, Vividh rachnayen, Kalit kalewar and Shankar satsai. Influenced by the Arya Samaj movement, he was a social reformer who used his mastery of language effectively to this purpose. He was referred to as Mahakavi meaning Great Poet.