1-Sumitranandan Pant was an Indian poet.
2-He was one of the most celebrated Progressive left-wing 20th century poets of the Hindi language.
3-Born May 20, 1900, Kausani village, Bageshwar, Uttarakhand, India.
4-His mother died a few hours after childbirth.
5-His father served as the manager of a local tea garden, and was also a landholder.
6-Sumitranandan Pant enrolled in Queens College in Banaras in 1918. There he began reading the works of Sarojini Naidu and Rabindranath Tagore, as well as English Romantic poets.
7-He focused more on poetry, publishing Pallav in 1926.
8-He read Aurobindo’s The Life Divine, which heavily influenced him.
9-He is considered one of the major poets of the Chhayavaadi school of Hindi literature.
10-Sumitranandan Pant mostly wrote in Sanskritized Hindi.
11- The poet authored twenty-eight published works including poetry, verse plays and essays.
12-In 1968, Pant became the first Hindi poet to receive the Jnanpith Award.This was awarded to him for a collection of his most famous poems titled Chidambara
13-Pant received the Sahitya Academy award, given by India’s Academy of Letters, for ‘Kala Aur Budhdha Chand’.
14-The Indian Government honored him with Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan.
15-Pant died on December 28, 1977, at Allahabad , Uttar Pradesh, India.
16-Sumitranandan Pant’s childhood house in Kausani has been converted into a museum.
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