Shivmangal Singh Suman

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Shivmangal Singh Suman
Shivmangal Singh Suman
Born (1915-08-05)August 5, 1915
Jhagarpur Unnao District, Uttar Pradesh, British India
Died November 27, 2002(2002-11-27) (aged 87)
Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India
Occupation Poet, academician
Nationality Indian
Notable works Mitti Ki Baarat, Hillol, Jeevan Ke Gaan
Notable awards 1974: Sahitya Akademi Award
1999: Padma Bhushan
1974: Padma Shri
1958: Deva Puraskar
1974: Soviet Land Nehru Award
1993: Shikhar Samman
1993: Bharat Bharti Award

Shivmangal Singh 'Suman' (Hindi: शिवमंगल सिंह सुमन; 1915–2002) was a noted Hindi poet and academician.

Upon his death, the then Prime Minister of India, said, "Dr Shiv Mangal Singh ‘Suman’ was not only a powerful signature in the field of Hindi poetry, but he was also the custodian of the collective consciousness of his time. His creations not only expressed the pain of his own feelings, but were also fearless constructive commentary on the issues of the era.".[1]

Biography[edit]

Shivmangal Singh 'Suman' was born on August 5, 1915 at Jhagarpur, Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh (India). He was a leading Hindi writer and poet. He earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in Hindi from Benaras Hindu University. The university also honoured him with a D.Litt. in 1950.[2]

Career[edit]

Suman worked as the Vice Chancellor of Vikram University (Ujjain) during 1968-78; the Vice-President of Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan, Lucknow; Press & Cultural Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu (Nepal) during 1956-61; and the President, Association of Indian Universities (New Delhi) during 1977-78.

He was the Executive President, Kalidas Academy, Ujjain, until he died of heart attack on November 27, 2002.[3][4]

Awards and honours[edit]

Works[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • Hillol - 1939
  • Jeevan ke Gaan - 1942
  • Yug ka Mol - 1945
  • Pralay Srajan - 1950
  • Vishwas Badalta hi Gaya - 1948
  • Vidhya Himalaya - 1960
  • Mitti Ki Baarat - 1972
  • Vani ki Vyatha - 1980
  • Kate Anguthon Ki Vandanvaren - 1991
  • Hum Panchi Unmukt Gagan Ke
  • Mookdarshak-1942
  • Faagun Me Saavan

Criticism[edit]

  • Mahadevi ki Kavya Sadhana - 1951
  • Geeti Kavya: Udyam Aur Vikas - 1995

Plays[edit]

  • Prakriti Purush Kalidas - 1961

References[edit]

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