Harivanshrai Bachchan

Poet, Author

1907 – 2003

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Who was Harivanshrai Bachchan?

Harivansh Rai Shrivastav alias Bachchan was a noted Indian poet of Chhayavaad literary movement of early 20th century Hindi literature. Born in a Srivastava Kayastha family, in the village of Babupatti in the district of Pratapgarh, he was also a famous poet of the Hindi Kavi Sammelan. He is best known for his early work Madhushala. He is also the father of the noted Hindi film actor, Amitabh Bachchan. In 1976, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan for his immense contribution to Hindi literature.

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Born
Nov 27, 1907
Allahabad
Also known as
  • Harivansh Rai Bachchan
  • Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan
  • Dr. H.R. Bachchan
  • Dr. Harbansrai Bachchan
  • हरिवंश राय बच्चन
  • Harivansh Rai Shrivastav
  • Harivansh Rai Bachchan Shrivastav
  • Bachchan
  • Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Hinduism
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Education
  • Allahabad University
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • PhD, St Catharine's College, Cambridge
    English Literature
Lived in
  • Allahabad
Died
Jan 18, 2003
Mumbai

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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