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Harivansh Rai Bachchan
(Writer of Madhushala)

Harivansh Rai Bachchan is a well known poet of our country. His I creation ‘Madhushala’ culminated him to national poet. He had added feather in the cap of poetry. India is proud of him.

Harivansh Rai Bachchan was born on 1907 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He belonged to a royal family. He passed high school and B.A. from Allahabad. When he was in M.A., he left his studies on the call of Gandhiji to join Non-coperation movement. Meanwhile he started teaching and editing of some magazine. During these times, Bachchan- ji came in close contact with literature. In 1935 his famous creation Madhushala was published. Then he finished his M.A. and did Ph.D. from Cambridge University.

Harivansh Rai Bachchan returned back to India and served the country in different spheres of service. He was nominated to Rajya Sabha in 1966. He had a niche for writing and is a Halawadi poet. Apart from Madhushala, his famous creations are Halahal, Nisha Nimantran etc. He was honoured with ‘Nehru Puraskar’ for 64 Russian poems. He got K. K. Birla Foundation Award, Bharat Bharti and Padma Bhushan. He is a literary heritage of India. Bachchan ji died on 18 January, 2003.