Sumitranandan Pant Biography
Sumitranandan Pant Biography: Sumitranandan Pant is one of the great Hindi-speaking poets of the 20th century who was known for his nature-filled and interesting poems. Sumitranandan Pant was born in a Brahmin family in Kaushani village of Almora district of Uttarakhand. His mother died a few hours after his birth and he did not have much affection for any member of the family. His father was the owner and manager of the local tea garden, so Pant had no shortage of money.
Pant Ni spent his childhood in the same village, due to which he had a love for nature and rural life from childhood which can be seen in his works. In 1918, Pant got admission in the Queen’s College, Banaras. There he read many books of Rabindranath Tagore and Sarojini Naidu as well as studied English romantic poems. The influence of all these great personalities is reflected in his writings. In 1919 she came to Allahabad’s Muir College to study.
Due to the anti-English ideology, he studied in that college for only two years. After this he started concentrating his attention on poems. In 1926, he wrote Pallava poetry, due to which he came to be considered one of the main poets of the Hindi renaissance. He started this poem with Jaishankar Prasad. Expressing his displeasure towards Hindi readers in the preface of this book, he wrote that “Think in one language and express it in other languages”. He felt that Braj Bhasha is now outdated and Hindi language should be developed.
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In 1931, Pant moved to Kalakankar where he spent nine years with nature. Along with this, he was getting fame through his poems. In 1941, Pant returned to Almora where he started attending drama classes at the Uday Shankar Cultural Center. Pant was greatly inspired by Maharishi Aurobindo’s The Life Divine and after three years left for Madras and then started living in Maharishi Aurobindo’s ashram in Pondicherry. In 1946, he came back to Allahabad and joined the country with other poets.
Sumitranandan Pant is considered the main poet of the shadowy thinking of Hindi literature. He has written most of his poems in Sanskrit Hindi. Sumitranandan Pant has written 28 poems, verses and essays. Apart from the shadowy poems, Pant also wrote progressive, socialist and humanist poems. In 1968, Pant was the first Hindi poet who received the Janpath Award, which is the best award in the field of literature. He received this award for his collection of famous poems “Chidambara”. Apart from this, Pant was given the Sahitya Akademi Award for India’s Academy of Letters named “Kala and Buddha Chand”.
In 1961, Sumitranandan Pant was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. Pant composed the song “Jayati Jayati Vidya Sansthan” for IIT Roorkee. He died on 28 December 1977 in Prayagraj (Allahabad). His childhood home, Kaushani, was converted into a museum. His daily writings, drafts of his poems and his awards are kept in this museum.