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May 20, 1900|
Kausani village, Uttarakhand, India.
|Died||December 28, 1977
Rajahmundry, A.P, India.
|Notable awards||Padma Bhushan (1961)
Sumitranandan Pant (May 20, 1900 - December 28, 1977) was an Indian poet. He was one of the most celebrated "Progressive" left-wing 20th century poets of the Hindi language and was known for romanticism in his poems which were inspired by nature, people and beauty within.
Pant was born in Kausani village, Bageshwar District in what is now the state of Uttarakhand, into an educated middle-class Brahmin family. He grew up in the same village and always cherished a love for the beauty and flavor of rural India, which is evident in all his major works.
He is considered one of the major poets of the Chhayavaadi school of Hindi literature. Pant mostly wrote in Sanskritized Hindi. P ant authored twenty-eight published works including poetry, verse plays and essays.
In 1968, Pant became the first Hindi poet to receive the Jnanpith Award, considered to be India's highest accolade for literature. This was awarded to him for a collection of his most famous poems titled Chidambara. Pant received the "Sahitya Academy" award, given by India's Academy of Letters, for "Kala Aur Budhdha Chand".
Sumitra Nandan Pant composed the Kulgeet of IIT Roorkee, "Jayati Jayati Vidya Sansthan".
Pant died on December 28, 1977, at Rajamundry, Andhra Pradesh, India. His childhood house in Kausani has been converted into a museum. This museum displays his daily use articles, drafts of his poems, letters, his awards, etc.