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Life journey of great Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan

Biography | Updated: 17 May 2018, 14:33:38

Harivansh Rai Srivastava (27 November 1907 – 18 January 2003), better known his pen name Bachchan, was a noted Indian poet of the Nayi Kavita literary movement (romantic upsurge) of early 20th century Hindi literature. Born in a Hindu Awadhi Indian Srivastava Kayastha family, in Allahabad in the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, in British India, he was also a famous poet of the Hindi Kavi Sammelan.

He is best known for his early work Madhushala. He is also the husband of social activist, Teji Bachchan, and father of the noted Hindi film actor, Amitabh Bachchan and grand father of Abhishek Bachchan.

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