Shivmangal Singh Suman

(5 August 1915 - 27 November 2002 / Uttar Pradesh / British India)

Biography of Shivmangal Singh Suman

Shivmangal Singh Suman poet

hivmangal Singh 'Suman' (Hindi: शिवमंगल सिंह सुमन) was a noted Hindi Poet and Academician.

Upon his death, the then Prime Minister of India, said, "Dr Shiv Mangal Singh ‘Suman’ was not only a powerful signature in the field of Hindi poetry, but he was also the custodian of the collective consciousness of his time. His creations not only expressed the pain of his own feelings, but were also fearless constructive commentary on the issues of the era."


Shivmangal Singh 'Suman' was born on August 5, 1915 at Jhagarpur, Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh (India). He was a leading Hindi writer and poet. He earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in Hindi from Benaras Hindu University. The university also honoured him with a D.Litt. in 1950.

Awards and Honours

Padma Shri - 1974
Padma Bhushan - 1999
Deva Puraskar - 1958
Soviet Land Nehru Award - 1974
Sahitya Akademi Award - 1974 also for Mitti ki Barat 'मिट्टी की बारात'
Shikhar Samman - 1993 from M.P. Govt.
Bharat Bharti Award - 1993 and several others.
D.Litt. By Bhagalpur University - 1973
D.Litt. By Jabalpur University - 1983

Shivmangal Singh Suman's Works:


Hillol - 1939
Jeevan ke Gaan - 1942
Yug ka Mol - 1945
Pralay Srajan - 1950
Vishwas Badalta hi Gaya - 1948
Vidhya Himalaya - 1960
Mitti Ki Baarat - 1972
Vani ki Vyatha - 1980
Kate Anguthon Ki Vandanvaren - 1991
Hum Panchi Unmukt Gagan Ke


Mahadevi ki Kavya Sadhana - 1951
Geeti Kavya : Udyam Aur Vikas - 1995


Prakriti Purush Kalidas - 1961

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