Harivansh Rai Bachchan

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Harivansh Rai Bachchan

Birthday 27 November 1907 (Wednesday)
Date of death 18 January 2003 (Saturday)
Birth Place Allahabad , Uttar Pradesh
Age (in 2003)95 years 1 months 21 days Old
Birth Sign Sagittarius
Height in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 8" ins
Weight in Kilograms- 65 kg
in Pounds- 143.3 lbs

Harivansh Rai Bachchan was created on 27-11-1907 in Allahabad in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. He was an Indian Poet, Writer & Author.

Other Name: Harivansh Rai Srivastava, Bachchan
Other Professions: Author Writer

Harivansh Rai Bachchan Biography, Relationship & Career

Harivansh Rai Srivastava, popularly known as Harivansh Rai Bachchan was the famous poet of the age who had active involvement in Nayi Kavita literary movement. He was born in Srivastava Kayastha family. He understood Hindi and Awadhi dialect languages. He went into municipal school for formal schooling and then attended Kayastha Paathshaalas for learning the Urdu language as per his family tradition. Afterward, he attended Banaras Hindu University and Allahabad University. This was the time when he was influenced by the independence movement.
He began working at Allahabad University and taught in the English Department. He studied English literature with Thomas Rice Henn. He then finished his doctorate at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. After receiving a doctorate, he started teaching and also worked at All India Radio as a producer in India. Then he joined as a Special duty officer in External Affairs Ministry. He worked in evolving Hindi language as a formal language. Madhushala is one of the finest poems.

In 1966, the government nominated him to Indian Rajya Sabha. His four-volume autobiography specifically Kya Bhooloon Kya Yaad Karoon, Basere Se Door, Needa Ka Nirman Phir and Dashdwar se Sopan Tak gave him fame. He won the Sahitya Akademi award, Padma Bhushan, Saraswati Samman, Sovietland Nehru Award, Lotus Award for his great work in Hindi literature. His poem’Ek November 1984′ based on Indira Gandhi’s assassination was his last poem composed in 1984.

Madhushala, Sarangani, Buddha aur Naachghar, Jaal same, Bengal ka Kaavya, Khaadi Ke Phool are a number of his famous poems. Bachpan ke saath kshan bhar, Naagar geet, Tooti Chooti kadiyan, Meri shreshth kavitaayein Jo beet gai so Bat gai are best of his works.

His work is used in several music and movies. A renowned Holi song’Rang Barse’ from the Hindi film Silsila is taken out of his work. It featured his own son Amitabh Bachchan. His work from’ Agneepath’ was used in the movie’ Agneepath’ and its movie as well. Movie’Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara’ portrayed his couplets”Koshish Karne Waalon Ki Kabhi.” He suffered from multiple respiratory disorders and breathed last in 2003, but he’s still alive in people’s hearts with his literature.

He had been born to Saraswati Devi and Pratap Narayan Shrivastav. He married Shyama when he was just 19 years old but she died in 1936 due to TB. He remarried Teji Bachchan (social activist) in 1941. The couple has two children, the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan and Ajitabh Bachchan. Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan Nanda are his grandchildren.

Harivansh Rai Bachchan expired on 18-01-2003 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He died of various respiratory ailments at age of 95.

Personal Info of Harivansh Rai Bachchan

Home Town Allahabad
Address New Delhi, India
College BHU (Benaras Hindu University)
Qualification Graduation
Marital status Married

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Harivansh Rai Bachchan

  • He was the 2nd Indian to receive a doctorate from Cambridge University in English literature.
  • Whenever he was asked to introduce himself, he was able to do so by saying'Mitti ka tan, masti ka man, kshan-bhar jivan-- mera parichay'.

Harivansh Rai Bachchan Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

113 years 5 months 21 days old age Harivansh Rai Bachchan will turn 114 years on 27 November 2021 ( Saturday ).