Dula Bhaya Kag
|Dula Bhaya Kag|
November 25, 1902|
Kagdham(Majadar), Mahuva, Gujarat
|Died||February 22, 1977|
|Literary movement||Education, Bhudan|
Dula Bhaya Kag (November 25, 1902 - February 22, 1977) was renowned poet, social reformer and freedom fighter. He was born in Kagdham(Majadar) village near Mahuva in Gujarat. He hailed from Charan caste.Born in the year 1903 in a village in the Saurashtra Region, Dula Bhaya Kag could only receive education upto Class five due to shouldering the responsibility of minding the cattle which belonged to his family. Even then, he devoted the time available to him to poetry as he tended the cattle. Due to his involvement in the national movement he evinced interest in the prohibition activities after the formation of Saurashtra State He donated his land to Vinoba Bhave’s Bhudan Movement. Kag’s poetic excellence and effective recital set apart him from his contemporaries. He published “Kagvani” in eight volumes, devotional songs, episodes from Ramayana and Mahabharata and songs based on Gandhian philosophy and the Bhudan Movement. Dula Bhaya Kag passed away on 22nd February 1977. The subject of his poems was mainly spiritual and devotional, he also wrote eulogical poems for Mahatma Gandhi and Vinoba Bhave. His poems are published in eight volumes known as Kagvani. In year 1962, he was awarded Padma Shri. He himself could not go to school beyond elementary, his poems today form a part of curriculum ranging from elementary to masters courses. On November 25, 2004, department of posts, government of India released commemorative stamp from Ahmedabad in denomination of INR 5.0 to mark his 102nd birth anniversary.Every Year On His Death Anviversary 5 Awards Of His Name are Given At Kagdham Who Has Given Tribute To Lok Sahitya By Pujya Morari Bapu.
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