Sohan Lal Dwivedi
Born: 22 February 1906
Died: 1 March 1988
- He was an Indian poet, Gandhian and freedom fighter, known for his patriotic poems such as Tumhe Naman, a poem on Mahatma Gandhi, Ali Racho Chand, Khadi Geet, Giriraj, Nayanon ki Resham Dori se, Mathrubhumi, Prakriti Sandesh, Jay Rashtra Nishan, Re Man, Vandana and Himalay.
- Born on 22 February 1906 at Bindki, a small village in Fatehpur in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, he secured a master’s degree (MA) in Hindi and did higher studies in Sanskrit.
- He published several anthologies like Bhairavi, Pooja Geet, Prabhati, Yugadhar, Kunal, Chetna, and Basuri.
- Hum Balveer and Andheri Raath are two of his other notable works.
- Dwivedi died on 1 March 1988 at the age of 82.
- Considered as a national poet, he was honoured by the Government of India in 1970 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award.
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