| Kedarnath Singh|
| July 7, 1934 (age 81) (1934-07-07) Chakia, Ballia district, Uttar Pradesh|
Amarkant, Sanjaya Rajaram, Saccidānandan
Cranes in the Drought: Sahitya Akademi Award Winning Collection of Poems in Hindi, Mere samaya ke sabda
Kedarnath Singh (born July 7, 1934) is one of the most prominent modern poets writing in Hindi. He is also an eminent critic and essayist. He was awarded the Jnanpith Award (2013), Sahitya Akademi Award (1989) in Hindi for his poetry collection, Akaal Mein Saras (Cranes in Drought).
He was born on 7 July 1934 in village Chakia of Ballia district in eastern Uttar Pradesh. He completed his graduation from uday pratap college varanasi. He passed M.A from Kashi Hindu Vishwavidyalaya and did his Ph.D from the same University. In Gorakhpur, he spent some time as a Hindi Teacher and went to Jawaharlal Nehru University, where he served as a professor and the head of department of Hindi Language in Indian Languages Center and retired as a professor from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.Today, he lives in saket New Delhi.
Kedar Nath Singh's poetry is characterized by simple, everyday language and images that string together to convey complex themes. One of his major poems is Bagh, a long poem with the tiger as its central character. Published in the mid 1980s, the poem remains one of the most widely read long poems in Hindi literature and is included in many university curricula. At some level, Bagh bears a striking resemblance to Ted Hughes' Crow, but the two remain independent in their treatment and scope.Poem Collection : Abhi Bilkul Abhi, Zameen pak Rahi Hai, Yahan se Dekho, Akaal mein Saaras, Baagh,Tolstoy aur cycle
Essay and Stories : Mere Samay ke Shabd,Kalpana aur chhayavad, Hindi kavita mein bimb vidhan, Kabristan mein Panchayat
Others :Taana Baana
He received the Jnanpith award in 2013. He also received Sahitya Akademi award, the Kumaran Aashan, and the Vyas Award.
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