Jaishankar Prasad

(30 January 1889 – 14 January 1937 / Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh / India)

Jaishankar Prasad
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Jaishankar Prasad (Hindi: जयशंकर प्रसाद), one of the most famous figures in modern Hindi literature as well as Hindi theatre.

Biography

Jaishankar Prasad was born on January 30, 1889, in an elite madheshiya vaisya family in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. His father Babu Devki Prasad, also known as Sunghani Sahu (सुंघनी साहू), was a tobacco dealer. After, he lost his father at an early age, he had to encounter some family problems at a relatively young age, and left school after class eight. However, he remained interested in literature, languages, and ancient history, and continued studying at home; thereafter he developed a special inclination towards the ... more »

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