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Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi
Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi
Born (1889-04-04)April 4, 1889
Babai Village, Hoshangabad District, Madhya Pradesh, British India
Died January 30, 1968(1968-01-30) (aged 78)
Occupation Writer, Essayist, Poet, Playwright, Journalist
Nationality Indian
Period Chhayavaad
Subject Hindi
Notable awards 1955: Sahitya Akademi Award

Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi (April 4, 1889 – January 30, 1968), also called Panditji, was an Indian poet, writer, essayist, playwright and a journalist who is particularly remembered for his participation in India's national struggle for independence and his contribution to Chhayavaad, the Neo-romanticism movement of Hindi literature. He was awarded the first Sahitya Akademi Award in Hindi for his work Him Taringini in 1955.[1]

Early life[edit]

Chaturvedi was born in Bavai village in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh on 4 April 1889. He became a schoolteacher when he was aged 16.[2][3] Later, he was the editor of the nationalist journals Prabha, Pratap and Karmaveer, and was repeatedly incarcerated during the British Raj.[4] After the Indian independence, he refrained from seeking a position in the government, instead continuing to speak and write against social evils and in support of an exploitation-free, equitable society as envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi.[citation needed]


His noted works are Him Kirtini, Him Tarangini (Hindi: हिम तरंगिणी), Yug Charan (Hindi: युग चरण), and Sahitya Devata (Hindi: साहित्य देवता), and his most noted poems are Dip Se Dip Jale (Hindi: दीप से दीप जले), Kaisa Chhand Banaa Deti hai (Hindi: कैसा छन्द बना देती है) and Pushp ki Abhilaashaa (Hindi: पुष्प की अभिलाषा).[5]


In his memory, the Madhya Pradesh Sahitya Akademi (Madhya Pradesh Cultural Council) organizes the annual 'Makhanlal Chaturvedi Samaroh', since 1987, besides awarding the annual 'Makhanlal Chaturvedi Puraskar' in poetry for excellence in poetry by an Indian poet [6]

The Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita Vishwavidyalaya at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh has been named in his honor [4][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sahitya Akademi Awards 1955-2007 Sahitya Akademi Award Official website.
  2. ^ Personalities Of District PANDIT MAKHANLAL CHATURVEDI at Official website of Khandwa district.
  3. ^ Profile www.shayeri.net.
  4. ^ a b About Pt. Makhanlal Chaturvedi Official website of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism.
  5. ^ Poems by Makhanlal
  6. ^ Madhya Pradesh Sahitya Academi Department of Culture, Madhya Pradesh Government website.
  7. ^ Foundation day speech G.N. Ray, Official website of Press Council of India.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:33:45 -0700

One of the most senior editors, Makhanlal Chaturvedi, invited Lakshman Singh to help with his newspaper Karmaveer. The young couple shifted to Jabalpur for this, and this city subsequently became the main workplace of Subhadra, although she worked ...
India Education Diary
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 01:26:15 -0700

Scholars from all over India participated in the symposium held in the context of Mahakumbh Simhastha-2016 jointly by state government and Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Mass Communication. All the participants discussed ...
Sat, 14 Mar 2015 12:18:45 -0700

Shrivastava was present as the chief guest of the symposium which is being organised by the Government of Madhya Pradesh and the Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication. The symposium is being organised as a ...

News18 Hindi

News18 Hindi
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:03:45 -0700

#भोपाल #मध्य प्रदेश भोपाल स्थित माखनलाल चतुर्वेदी राष्ट्रीय पत्रकारिता विश्वविद्यालय की छात्राओं के साथ छेड़छाड़ का मामला सामने आया है. छेड़छाड़ का विरोध करने पर आरोपियों ने ...
The Indian Express
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:29:47 -0800

“We will discuss several topics related to Indian social problems,” B K Kuthiala, vice-chancellor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, and member of the NSSA steering committee, told The Indian Express. Sushma Yadav ...
Rising Kashmir
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:21:25 -0800

Sumaiya graduated in Mass Communication from Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal. She did her early schooling from Model Public School Sopore and Government Higher Secondary School Sopore.

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:11:15 -0800

Seminar: The Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Mangalore University, organised a two-day seminar on 'Media in the contemporary world' and a media festival recently. Brij Kishore Kuthiala, Vice-Chancellor, Makhanlal Chaturvedi National ...
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 06:15:36 -0800

Earlier, in September last year, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had announced to establish Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya 'Chair' at Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication in Bhopal.

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