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|Shivmangal Singh Suman|
5 August 1915|
Jhagarpur, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India
|Died||27 November 2002
Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India
|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
Upon his death, the then Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee 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.".
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.
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.