Dushyant Kumar

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Dushyant Kumar
Dushyant Kumar
Dushyant Kumar, 1933-1975
Born (1933-09-01)September 1, 1933
Rajpur Navada Village, Bijnour District, Uttar Pradesh, British India
Died December 30, 1975(1975-12-30) (aged 42)
Occupation Poet, Dramatist, Litterateur, Gazal, translator
Nationality Indian
Alma mater M.A. (Hindi), Allahabad
Genres Poems (Hindi/Urdu)
Notable work(s) Ek Kanth Vishpayi
Mann Ke Konpublished in 1963

Dushyant Kumar (September 27, 1931 – December 31, 1975) was a poet of modern Hindustani literature. In India, he is generally recognized as one of the foremost Hindustani poets of the 20th century. He was also a Dramatist, Litterateur and Gazal writer.[1]

Early life[edit]

Dushyant Kumar was born at Navada Village of Bijnor District in Uttar Pradesh. He studied M.A. with Hindi as his core subject from Allahabad.


His literary career started at Allahabad. He wrote many dramas, poems, Gazals, short stories. He actively participated in Seminars at Parimal Academy of Literature. He also worked with Naye Patte, an important Indian Newsletter of that time, Akashwani and Rajbhasha Section in Madhya Pradesh.corruption was a major theme in his writings. His poetry has become an inspiration for an whole generation of emerging poets.

Notable works[edit]

Poem Poetic Drama Drama Ghazal Short Stories Novel
कहाँ तो तय था एक कण्ठ विषपायी और मसीहा मर गया साये में धूप मन के कोण छोटे-छोटे सवाल
कैसे मंजर आँगन में एक वृक्ष
खंडहर बचे हुए हैं दुहरी जिंदगी
जो शहतीर है
ज़िंदगानी का कोई मकसद
आज सड़कों पर लिखे हैं
मत कहो, आकाश में
धूप के पाँव
गुच्छे भर अमलतास
सूर्य का स्वागत
आवाजों के घेरे
जलते हुए वन का वसन्त
आज सड़कों पर
आग जलती रहे
एक आशीर्वाद
आग जलनी चाहिए
मापदण्ड बदलो
कहीं पे धूप की चादर
बाढ़ की संभावनाएँ
इस नदी की धार में
हो गई है पीर पर्वत-सी[2]

Personal life[edit]

Dushyant Kumar was married to Smt. Rajeshwari Tyagi. [3]

Death and legacy[edit]

Dushyant Kumar died at the age of 42 on December 31, 1975, due to a cardiac arrest in Bhopal. A contemprory of Dr. Harivanshrai Bachchan, Dushyant made valuable contributions to Hindi and Urdu Literature during his lifetime.

  • The poem "Ho Gayi hai Peer Parvat Si"(हो गई है पीर पर्वत-सी) was sung often by Arvind Kejriwal during the Anti Corruption Movement (2011-2012) in India.[4] [5]
  • These lines of Dushyant Kumar Ji from his Ghazal 'Saye Me Dhoop' are often used in many programmes, and the Hindi film "Halla Bol" मेरे सीने में नहीं तो तेरे सीने मे सही, हो कहीं भी आग, लेकिन आग जलनी चाहिए
  • The Indian Department of posts issued a commemorative stamp with Dushyant Kumar's image on it, in September 2009.[6] [7]
  • A museum dedicated to Dushyant Kumar (Dushyant Kumar Smarak Pandulipi Sangrahalaya) exists in C.T.T. nagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.[8] [9]


  1. ^ Datta, Amaresh (2006). The Encyclopaedia Of Indian Literature (Volume 2). Sahitya Akademi. p. 1391. ISBN 978-81-260-1194-0. 
  2. ^ Kumar, 'Dushyant. aaye mein Dhhoop: Dushyant Kuman Ki Ghazalon Ka Sangrah. New Delhi: Radhakrishna Prakashan Private Limited. 
  3. ^ "Poet’s letter applauding Amitabh Bachchan on display at Madhya Pradesh museum". The Indian Express. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Arvind Kejriwal singing Dushyant ji's 'Hogayi hai peer parvat si'". You Tube. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Arvind Kejriwal sings ho gayi hai peer parwat si". You Tube. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Dushyant Kumar". First Impressions : Blog. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Dushyant Kumar stamp - India". Stamps of the world. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Dushyant Kumar museum". Wonobo. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Poet's letter applauding Amitabh Bachchan on display". The Times Of India. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 

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