Dula Bhaya Kag

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Dula Bhaya Kag
Born (1902-11-25)November 25, 1902
Kagdham (Majadar), Mahuva, Gujarat
Died February 22, 1977(1977-02-22)
Pen name Kag
Occupation Farmer, writer
Nationality Indian
Subject Hinduism, Spiritualism, Gandhism
Literary movement Education, Bhudan
Notable works Kagvani

Dula Bhaya Kag (November 25, 1902 – February 22, 1977) was an Indian poet, songwriter, writer and artist born in 1902 in Kagdham[1] (Majadar), a village in the Saurashtra Region, near Mahuva in the Indian state of Gujarat. He was of the Charan caste and is mainly known for his work on spiritual poetry relating to Hinduism.

Early life[edit]

Kag received a 5th-grade education before leaving to tend his family's cattle and farm. Eventually, he became involved in a nationalist movement and prohibition after the formation of Saurashtra State, causing him to donate his land to Vinoba Bhave’s Bhoodan Movement.

Career[edit]

Kag is known for publishing Kagvani, an eight-volume work consisting of devotional songs (episodes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata), as well as songs based on Gandhian philosophy and the Bhoodan movement. He wrote eulogies for Mahatma Gandhi and Bhave. As a result of his literary and political contributions to India, the country awarded him the Padma Shri award in 1962.[2]

Death and legacy[edit]

Kag died on February 22, 1977, at the age of 74.

Despite his limited education, his poems are used from primary education to master's programs.

On November 25, 2004, the Department of Posts released a commemorative stamp from Ahmedabad in denominations of INR 5.0 to mark the his 102nd anniversary. Every year on the anniversary of his death, five awards are given in his memory at Kagdham by Morari Bapu.[1]

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