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Birth Anniversary of Hazari Prasad Dwivedi

19 Aug 2019  Mon

The great Hindi novelist and famous historian, Hazari Prasad Dwivedi was born on 19th August 1907. He penned numerous novels, historical research on medieval religious movements of India especially Kabir and Natha Sampradaya.

He was born at Dubey Ka Chhapra village, Uttar Pradesh, in a family famous of astrologers. His father Pandit Anamol Dwivedi was a Sanskrit scholar. After completing his intermediate, he also studied Jyotisha (astrology) and Sanskrit at a traditional school to qualify for 'Acharya' degree in astrology and 'Shastri' degree in Sanskrit.

He was honor with various prestigious awards for his contribution in Hindi literature such as Padma Bhushan in 1957 and Sahitya Akademi Award in 1973. In 1997, India Postal Department has issued 200 Paise commemorative postage stamp.

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