07 May 2016
Harivansh Rai Srivastava alias Bachchan 27.11.2003
Harivansh Rai Srivastava alias Bachchan (27 November 1907 – 18 January 2003) was a noted Indian poet of the Nayi Kavita literary movement (romantic upsurge) of early 20th century Hindi literature. Born in a Srivastava Kayastha family, in the village of Babupatti (Raniganj) in the district of Pratapgarh, he was also a famous poet of the Hindi Kavi Sammelan. He is best known for his early work Madhushala. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to Hindi literature.