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Shivmangal Singh Suman

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Occupation  Poet, academician
Died  November 27, 2002, Ujjain
Role  Poet

Name  Shivmangal Suman
Nationality  Indian
Shivmangal Singh Suman wearing white long sleeves and rosette lei while laughing

Born  5 August 1915Jhagarpur Unnao District, Uttar Pradesh, British India (1915-08-05)
Notable works  Mitti Ki Baarat, Hillol, Jeevan Ke Gaan
Notable awards  1974: Sahitya Akademi Award1999: Padma Bhushan1974: Padma Shri1958: Deva Puraskar1974: Soviet Land Nehru Award1993: Shikhar Samman1993: Bharat Bharti Award
Relatives  Avinash Singh Chauhan (Naati)
Awards  Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, Sahitya Akademi Award to Hindi writers

Education  Banaras Hindu University

Dhadhak rahi marghat ki jwala a poem by dr shivmangal singh suman

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


Shivmangal Singh Suman wearing white long sleeves, pants and rosette lei while laughing

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.".

Shivmangal Singh Suman as he receives a golden 'kalash' from Madhya Pradesh chief minister Prakash Chandra Sethi at a function in Mumbai on December 15, 1972

Toofano ki oor ghuma do naavik nij patwar by shivmangal singh suman


Shivmangal Singh Suman wearing white long sleeves and rosette lei while laughing

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.


Shivmangal Singh Suman reciting his poem at a seminar in Bombay on October 26, 1967

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.

Awards and honours

  • Padma Shri - 1974
  • Padma Bhushan - 1999
  • Deva Puraskar - 1958
  • Soviet Land Nehru Award - 1974
  • Sahitya Akademi Award - 1974 also for Mitti ki Barat 'मिट्टी की बारात'
  • Shikhar Samman - 1993 from M.P. Govt.
  • Bharat Bharti Award - 1993 and several others.
  • D.Litt. By Bhagalpur University - 1973
  • D.Litt. By Jabalpur University - 1983
  • References

    Shivmangal Singh Suman Wikipedia