Sohan Lal Dwivedi

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Sohan Lal Dwivedi
Born22 February 1906
Died1 March 1988
OccupationPoet, freedom fighter
AwardsPadma Shri

Sohan Lal Dwivedi (1906–1988) was an Indian poet,[1] Gandhian and freedom fighter,[2] known for his patriotic poems such as Tumhe Naman, a poem on Mahatma Gandhi, Ali Racho Chand, Khadi Geet, Giriraj, Nayanon ki Resham Dori se, Mathrubhumi, Prakriti Sandesh, Jay Rashtra Nishan, Re Man, Vandana and Himalay.[3] Born on 22 February 1906 at Bindki, a small town in Fatehpur in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, he secured a master's degree (MA) in Hindi and did higher studies in Sanskrit.[4] He published several anthologies[5] like Bhairavi, Pooja Geet, Prabhati, Yugadhar, Kunal, Chetna and Basuri.[4] Hum Balveer[6] and Andheri Raath[7] are two of his other notable works.

He was deeply influenced by Mahatma Gandhi and in the following lines he described Gandhiji's popularity. चल पड़े जिधर दो डगमग में, चल पड़े कोटि पग उसी ओर।

Dwivedi died in Kanpur on 1 March 1988 at the age of 82. Considered as a national poet,[4] he was honoured by the Government of India in 1970 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award.[8]

Presently his granddaughter Ms. Akanksha Dwivedi [9] working to promote his literature through social media and kavi sammelan.

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  1. ^ "Cusat". Cochin University of Science and Technology. 1988. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  2. ^ "TOI". Times of India. 11 August 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Tumhe Naman". Geeta Kavita. 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Anubhuti". Anubhuti. 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Geeta Kavita list". Geeta Kavita. 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  6. ^ Sohan Lal Dwivedi. Hum Balveer. Rajpal and Sons. ISBN 978-8170286196.
  7. ^ Sohan Lal Dwivedi (2011). Andheri Nagri. Rajpal and Sons. ISBN 978-8170286202.
  8. ^ "Padma Shri" (PDF). Padma Shri. 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
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