Ramdhari Singh Dinkar Biography
Birthday: September 23, 1908 (Libra)
Born In: Simaria
Ramdhari Singh Dinkar was an Indian poet and freedom fighter who is remembered as one of the most prominent Hindi poets. He is regarded as the greatest Hindi poet of 'Veer Rasa'. His nationalist poetry written before independence earned him the tile of ‘national poet’. As a Hindi poet, he composed several poems and was also a regular participant in Kavisammelan. Born in a poor Brahmin family in Begusarai district in Bihar, Dinkar had a hard childhood. Most of this childhood was spent in extreme poverty which was reflected in his poetry. As a student, he loved politics and history and later developed keen interest in Hindi, Urdu, and Sanskrit. Many legendary poets, including Rabindranath Tagore, served as his inspiration and Dinkar continued to write as well as translate. His first poetry was published in 1924 in a local newspaper called ‘Chhatra Sahodar.’ Dinkar also had a political career and served as a member of Rajya Sabha from 1952 to 1964. In 1959, he earned the Padma Bhushan for his distinguished service in the field of writing. He died in April 1974 at the age of 65.