Shivmangal Singh Suman

Shivmangal Singh Suman
Shivmangal Singh Suman
Born (1915-08-05)5 August 1915
Jhagarpur Unnao District, Uttar Pradesh, British India
Died 27 November 2002(2002-11-27) (aged 87)
Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India
Occupation Poet, academician
Nationality Indian
Notable works Mitti Ki Baarat, Hillol, Jeevan Ke Gaan
Notable awards 1974: Sahitya Akademi Award
1999: Padma Bhushan
1974: Padma Shri
1958: Deva Puraskar
1974: Soviet Land Nehru Award
1993: Shikhar Samman
1993: Bharat Bharti Award
Relatives Avinash Singh Chauhan (Naati)

Shivmangal Singh 'Suman' (1915–2002) was a noted Hindi poet and academician.

Upon his death, the then Prime Minister of India, said, "Dr Shiv Mangal Singh ‘Suman’ was not only a powerful signature in the field of Hindi poetry, but he was also the custodian of the collective consciousness of his time. His creations not only expressed the pain of his own feelings, but were also fearless constructive commentary on the issues of the era.".[1]

Biography

Shivmangal Singh 'Suman' was born on 5 August 1915 at Jhagarpur, Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh (India). He was a leading Hindi writer and poet. He earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in Hindi from Benaras Hindu University. The university also honoured him with a D.Litt. in 1950.[2]

Career

Suman worked as the Vice Chancellor of Vikram University (Ujjain) during 1968-78; the Vice-President of Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan, Lucknow; Press & Cultural Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu (Nepal) during 1956-61; and the President, Association of Indian Universities (New Delhi) during 1977-78.

He was the Executive President, Kalidas Academy, Ujjain, until he died of heart attack on 27 November 2002.[3][4]

Awards and honours

References

  1. ^ Prime Minister's Office, 7 November 2002.
  2. ^ a b Sahitya Akademi Citation
  3. ^ Biography and Works www.anubhuti-hindi.org.
  4. ^ Shiv Mangal Singh 'Suman' The Times of India, 27 November 2002.
  5. ^ a b "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Shivmangal Singh Suman Profile Unnao district Official website.

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