Dushyant Kumar

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Dushyant Kumar Tyagi
Dushyant Kumar Tyagi
Kumar on a 2009 stamp of India
Born(1931-09-01)1 September 1931
Bijnor District, Uttar Pradesh India
Died30 December 1975(1975-12-30) (aged 44)
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
OccupationPoet, dramatist, Litterateur, Gazal, translator
Alma materMA (Hindi), Allahabad
GenreHindi poems [1]
Notable worksSaaye mein Dhoop,
Ek Kanth Vishpayi
Mann Ke Kon, published in 1963

Dushyant Kumar Tyagi (1 September 1931 – 30 December 1975) was an Indian poet of modern Hindi literature. He is famous for writing Hindi Ghazals, and is generally recognised as one of the foremost Hindi poets of the 20th century.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Dushyant Kumar was married to Rajeshwari Tyagi.[2]


  • Parts of Dushyant Kumar's poem ""Ho Gayi hai Peer Parvat Si"(हो गई है पीर पर्वत-सी)" were used in the popular 2017 India film Irada. The film showcases the sorry state of the people of Bathinda (Punjab) due to corruption, and cancer caused by pesticides left from the Green revolution and uranium contamination of ground water due to fly ash from thermal power plants.[3]
  • 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]
  • Lines Dushyant Kumar 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. Star Plus used the lines "Sirf hungaama khada karna mera maqsad nahin, saari koshish hai, ki yeh soorat badalni chahiye" in promos for its show Satyameva Jayate.[6][7]
  • The Indian Department of posts issued a commemorative stamp with Dushyant Kumar's image on it, in September 2009.[8][9]
  • A museum dedicated to Dushyant Kumar exists in C. T. T. Nagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.[10][11]
  • The poem "Tu kisi rail si guzarti hai" line was taken from his poem and used as a song in the movie Masaan.
  • ABP News and the Hindi poet Kumar Vishwas made an episode on Dushyant Kumar in their program Mahakavi which was aired on 12 and 13 November 2016.
  • The house of Dushyant Kumar was broken by the administration of Smart City Project. This was criticised by several leading people.[12]

Explaining the inclusion of Kumar's poems in the 2015 Hindi film Masaan, the lyricist Varun Grover explained that he wanted to show Shaalu (played by Shweta Tripathi) as a person whose hobby is to read Hindi poetry and shaayari, as this is a common hobby of millennial and generation x youngsters in Northern India, especially when in love, but this aspect is rarely shown in Hindi films.[13][14][15][16][17]


  1. ^ a b Datta, Amaresh (2006). The Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature (Volume 2). Sahitya Akademi. p. 1391. ISBN 978-81-260-1194-0.
  2. ^ "Poet's letter applauding Amitabh Bachchan on display at Madhya Pradesh museum". The Indian Express. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Irada – film and credits".
  4. ^ AAP Karnataka. "Arvind Kejriwal singing Dushyant ji's 'Hogayi hai peer parvat si'". YouTube. Archived from the original on 20 December 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  5. ^ AAP Official you Tube Channel. "Arvind Kejriwal sings ho gayi hai peer parwat si". YouTube. Archived from the original on 20 December 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Seene mein aag jalni chahiye – Satyamev Jayate". YouTube. Archived from the original on 20 December 2021. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  7. ^ "SATYAMEV JAYATE Review: Aamir Khan's calculated risk?". Bollywood Life. 7 May 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Dushyant Kumar". First Impressions : Blog. 9 November 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Dushyant Kumar stamp – India". Stamps of the world. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Dushyant Kumar museum". दुष्यन्त कुमार स्मारक पाण्डुलिपि संग्रहालय. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  11. ^ "Poet's letter applauding Amitabh Bachchan on display". The Times of India. Press Trust of India. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  12. ^ न्यूज़, ब्रजेश राजपूत, संवाददाता, एबीपी (11 September 2017). "ABP न्यूज़ की रिपोर्ट से टूटी शिवराज सरकार की नींद, मंत्री बोले- बेहतर जगह बनाएंगे दुष्यंत कुमार का संग्रहालय".
  13. ^ "Hindi Kavita - Kuch ban jaate hain - Uday Prakash: Varun Grover in Hindi Studio with Manish Gupta". Hindi Kavita. 25 October 2015.
  14. ^ Pal, Sanchari. "Meet the NRI Who Returned To India To Make Millions Fall in Love with Hindi Poetry". www.thebetterindia.com. The Better India. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  15. ^ Grover, Varun. "How the magic of Dushyant Kumar's poetry inspired this Bollywood lyricist". The Indian Express. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  16. ^ Lakhani, Somya (11 September 2016). "Secret Love: How Hindi poetry has become 'cool'". The Indian Express. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  17. ^ Kumar, 'Dushyant. aaye mein Dhhoop: Dushyant Kuman Ki Ghazalon Ka Sangrah. New Delhi: Radhakrishna Prakashan Private Limited.