Dushyant Kumar and His Magical Words

01 Sep 2018  Sat

Sirf hangama khada karna mera maqsad nahi
Meri koshish hai ke ye surat badalni chahiye

Dushyant Kumar, a poet of modern Hindi literature, was born on 27th September 1931 in Uttar Pradesh. He is famous for writing Hindi Ghazals, and is generally recognized as one of the foremost Hindi poets of the 20th century.

He started his literary career in Allahabad while he was a student at the Allahabad University and later worked as a scriptwriter with the All India Radio in Madhya Pradesh. He wrote on the political situation of the country, imploring the oppressed to fight for their rights.

His poetry collection like Surya Ka Swagat, Aawazon ke Ghere and Jaate Hue Van Ka Vasant brought a new warmth and faith that was in contrast to the gloomy poetry of self-obsession and pessimism.

His poetry wakes you up from the slumber and urges to do something about the prevailing injustice. Dushyant Kumar was a common man’s poet whose untimely death on December 30, 1975, left behind an irreplaceable void.

To honour this great poet, India Post has issued 500 Paisa (5Rupee) commemorative postage stamp in 2009.

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