Shail Chaturvedi

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Shail Chaturvedi
Born 29 June 1936
Amravati, Maharashtra
Died 29 October 2007 (aged 71)
Malad, Mumbai, India
Occupation Poet, Humorist, Lyricist, Actor
Nationality Indian
Genre Humor
Children Vishal, Vihan, Vivek

Akash Chaturvedi (Shail's Brother's Son)

Krishna chaturvedi (Grandson)

Shail Chaturvedi (29 June 1936 – 29 October 2007) was a Hindi poet, satirist, humorist, lyricist and actor from India, most known for his political satire in the 70s and the 80s.[1][2]

He worked as a character actor in several Hindi films and TV series.


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.[2]

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.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

TV series


  • Bazar Ka Ye Hal Hai, Pub. Shri Hindi Sahitya Sansar, 1988.
  • Chal Gayi, Fusion Books. ISBN 9788128810145.


  1. ^ a b "Satirist Shail Chaturvedi passes away". DNA (newspaper). 30 October 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "Deaths". Pratiyogita Darpan. 2. Pratiyogita Darpan - December 2007. 

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