|Born||29 June 1936
|Died||29 October 2007 (aged 71)
Malad, Mumbai, India
|Occupation||Poet, Humorist, Lyricist, Actor|
|Children||Vishal, Vihan, Vivek|
Akash Chaturvedi (Shail's Brother's Son)Krishna chaturvedi (Grandson)
He started his career as a lecturer at Allahabad University, soon started taking part in various Kavi sammelan (poetry gatherings), and with his tongue-in-cheek political commentary, made a place for himself amidst leading humorists, hasya kavi of the 1970s and 1980s, like Kaka Hathrasi, Pradeep Chaubey and Ashok Chakradhar.
He became a regular feature of the annual kavi sammelan on Doordarshan, state-run TV channel, around the Holi festival. He also acted in a number of Hindi films, like Uphaar (1971), Chitchor (1976), Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986) and Kareeb (1998)
He died on 29 October 2007, after suffering from chronic renal failure for some time, and was survived by his wife Daya and three sons.
- Uphaar (1971) as Shankarlal
- Mere Bhaiya (1972) as Publisher
- Chitchor (1976) as Chaubey
- Payal Ki Jhankaar (1980)
- Jazbaat (1980) as Havaldar Pandey
- Hum Do Hamare Do (1985)
- Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986) as Lachchuram Kaphanchi (Makhkhan's Father)
- Narsimha (1991) as Seema's dad
- Dhanwan (1993) as Hamidbhai
- Kareeb (1998)
- Tirchhi Topiwale (1998)
- TV series
- Shrimaan Shrimati (1995) as Dharamender Sharma a. k.a. Bablu Prasad Sharma (Keshav's boss)
- Zabaan Sambhalke (1993) as School Inspector
- Byomekesh Bakshi (1997) as Rameshwar Roy
- Kakaji Kahin as Netaji
- Bazar Ka Ye Hal Hai, Pub. Shri Hindi Sahitya Sansar, 1988.
- Chal Gayi, Fusion Books. ISBN 9788128810145.
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