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Harivansh Rai Bachchan

(27 November 1907 – 18 January 2003 / Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh / British India)

Harivansh Rai Bachchan
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Harivansh Rai Shrivastav alias Bachchan (Hindi: हरिवंश राय बच्चन, Bengali: হরিবংশ রায় বচ্চন ) was a noted Indian poet of Chhayavaad literary movement (romantic upsurge) of early 20th century Hindi literature. He was also a famous poet of the Hindi Kavi Sammelan. He is best known for his early work Madhushala (मधुशाला). He is also the father of Bollywood megastar, Amitabh Bachchan.

Personal Life and Education

Born in a Srivastava Kayastha family, in the village of Babupatti (Raniganj) in the district of Pratapgarh, U.P. near Allahabad in the United Provinces (modern Uttar Pradesh) he was the eldest son of Pratap Narayan Shrivastav and Saraswati Devi. He was ... more »

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  • Laxminarayan Hota (4/14/2014 4:08:00 AM)

    This is one of my best poem. At the age of 8, I read this poem for the first time with my Grandpa.
    After that I have read it more than 500 times. Now I am 33 years old, whenver I get leasure time I read it. Every time, from the same poem I used to discover something new, some new characters comes to my mind. It has always put a smile on my face.
    This poem is ornated with Simplicity and truth.
    A deep thought expressed in a very simple and practical way is the beauty of this poem.

    With respect - Harivansh Rai Bachchan, is my favorite Poet.

  • Laxminarayan Hota (4/14/2014 4:07:00 AM)

    This is one of my best poem. At the age of 8, I read this poem for the first time with my Grandpa.
    After that I have read it more than 500 times. Now I am 33 years old, whenver I get leasure time I read it. Every time, from the same poem I used to discover something new, some new characters comes to my mind. It has always put a smile on my face.
    This poem is ornated with Simplicity and truth.
    A deep thought expressed in a very simple and practical way is the beauty of this poem.

    With respect - Harivansh Rai Bachchan, is my favorite Poet.

  • Laxminarayan Hota (4/14/2014 4:07:00 AM)

    This is one of my best poem. At the age of 8, I read this poem for the first time with my Grandpa.
    After that I have read it more than 500 times. Now I am 33 years old, whenver I get leasure time I read it. Every time, from the same poem I used to discover something new, some new characters comes to my mind. It has always put a smile on my face.
    This poem is ornated with Simplicity and truth.
    A deep thought expressed in a very simple and practical way is the beauty of this poem.

    With respect - Harivansh Rai Bachchan, is my favorite Poet.

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