|Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi
April 4, 1889|
Babai Village, Hoshangabad District, Madhya Pradesh, British India
|Died||January 30, 1968(aged 78)|
|Occupation||Writer, Essayist, Poet, Playwright, Journalist|
|Notable award(s)||1955: Sahitya Akademi Award|
Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi (Hindi: माखनलाल चतुर्वेदी) (April 4, 1889 – January 30, 1968), also called Panditji, was an Indian poet, writer, essayist, playwright and a journalist who is particularly remembered for his participation in India's national struggle for independence and his contribution to Chhayavaad (Hindi: छायावाद), the Neo-romanticism movement of Hindi literature. He was awarded the first Sahitya Akademi Award in Hindi for his work Him Taringini (Hindi: हिम तरंगिणी) in 1955.
Early life 
Born in Bavai village in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh.He was only sixteen when he took up a teacher job in a school.  He later remained the editor of the nationalistic journals Prabha(Hindi: प्रभा) and Karmaveer (Hindi: कर्मवीर), and was repeatedly incarcerated during the British raj. After the Indian independence, he refrained from seeking a position in the government, instead continuing to speak and write against social evils and in support of an exploitation-free, equitable society as envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi. His poems displayed his unconditional love and respect towards his country and that is why he was also referred to as "a true indian spirit".[this quote needs a citation]
His noted works are Him Kirtini, Him Tarangini (Hindi: हिम तरंगिणी), Yug Charan (Hindi: युग चरण), and Sahitya Devata (Hindi: साहित्य देवता), and his most noted poems are Dip Se Dip Jale (Hindi: दीप से दीप जले), Kaisa Chhand Banaa Deti hai (Hindi: कैसा छन्द बना देती है) and Pushp ki Abhilaashaa (Hindi: पुष्प की अभिलाषा).
In his memory, the Madhya Pradesh Sahitya Akademi (Madhya Pradesh Cultural Council) organizes the annual 'Makhanlal Chaturvedi Samaroh', since 1987, besides awarding the annual 'Makhanlal Chaturvedi Puraskar' in poetry for excellence in poetry by an Indian poet 
The Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita University at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh (estb. 1991) has been named in his honor 
- Sahitya Akademi Awards 1955-2007 Sahitya Akademi Award Official website.
- Personalities Of District PANDIT MAKHANLAL CHATURVEDI at Official website of Khandwa district.
- Profile www.shayeri.net.
- About Pt. Makhanlal Chaturvedi Official website of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism.
- Poems by Makhanlal
- Madhya Pradesh Sahitya Academi Department of Culture, Madhya Pradesh Government website.
- Foundation day speech G.N. Ray, Official website of Press Council of India.
- Makhanlal Chaturvedi at Kavita Kosh (Hindi)
- Pushp ki Abhilasha, famous poem by Makhan Lal Chaturvedi