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Harishankar Parsai

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Harishankar Parsai

Born: 22 August 1924

Died: 10 August 1995

  • He was a Hindi writer.
  • He was a noted satirist and humorist of modern Hindi literature and is known for his simple and direct style.
  • He wrote vyangya (satire).
  • He was born in Jamani village near Itarsi in Hoshangabad district, Madhya Pradesh.
  • He completed his M.A. in Hindi from R.T.M. Nagpur University.
  • After pursuing writing along with his service for some time, he quit his job and took writing as a full-time career.
  • He settled in Jabalpur (M.P) and started a literature magazine called Vasudha.
  • Despite it being highly praised, he had to stop the magazine after the publication suffered economic losses.
  • He died on 15 August 1995 in Jabalpur.
  • According to The Hindu, by the time of his death, he had revolutionized the art of satire writing in Hindi.

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