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Gulab Khandelwal (Hindi: गुलाब खंडेलवाल) an Indian poet was born in the town of Navalgarh, Rajasthan (India) on 21st Feb 1924. He has written poetry in different forms such as Lyrics, Sonnets, Rubais (Quatrains), Dohas (Couplets), Odes, Elegies, Lyrical Ballads, Epics, Poetic Dramas, Ghazals, Masnavi,etc. with equal feleicity. He has even introduced some of these forms into Hindi Literature and apart from Hindi, has also written poetry in Urdu and English. The span of his poetic language touches upon Sanskrit on one end and Urdu on the other.

Education

He spent his childhood and received his early education at Gaya, Bihar. He received his undergraduate education at the Banaras Hindu University, graduating with a BA in 1943. While in Banaras, he came into contact with the great luminaries of Hindi Literature, including poets Suryakant Tripathi 'Nirala', Maithili Sharan Gupt, Hariaudh, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Bedhab Benarasi; critics like Pt.Ramchandra Shukla, Nand Dulare Bajpayee, Pt. ShriNarayan Chaturvedi; and scholars like SampoornaNand Ji, Kamlapati Tripathi, SitaRam Chaturvedi, and his inborn poetic faculty matured.

Literary Career

He started writing poetry at an early age. His first volume of poems was published in 1941 with preface by the famous poet Suryakant Tripathi 'Nirala'. Since then, more than 50 volumes of his poems and 2 dramatic works in prose have been published, some of which have been digitized by the Digital Library of Indi..
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