20 Greatest Poets
of Hindi Sahitya in India

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Hindi Sahitya has an immortal history from the centuries. There are many navratnas (poets) whose great contribution made this industry memorable forever. Whether its from Mahadevi Varma to Kabir, their creations are still that you they were writte.

Today we're listing Top 20 Greatest Poets of Hindi Sahitya:


  1. Harivansh Rai Bachchan:
  2. Born on November 27, 1907 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He is best known for ‘Madhushala’ – a book of verses. He worked very hard in promoting Hindi as the official language of India. During his stint at the External Affairs Ministry. He died on January 18, 2003.

    His famous creation includes:

    • Madhushala
    • Kya Bhooloon Kya Yaad Karoon
    • Need Ka Nirmaan Phir
    • Basere Se Door
    • Dashdwaar Se Sopaan Tak
  3. Mahadevi Varma:
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    She was one of the prominent poets of romanticism in Chayavad era. Born in 1907, in Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh, Mahadevi Verma was popularly known as Modern Meera. The poet was the first headmistress of the Prayag Mahila Vidyapeeth. She died in 1987.

    Her famous creation includes:

    • Deepshikha
    • Himalaya
    • Neerja
    • Rashmi Geet
    • Yama
  5. Ramdhari Singh Dinkar:
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    He was born on September 23, 1908, in Simariya, Bihar. His writings from pre-independence era were rebellious in nature. Because of his patriotic creations, he was given the title of Rastrakavi (national poet). His died on April 24, 1974.

    His famous creation includes:

    • Kurukshetra
    • Parshuram Ki Pratiksha
    • Amrit Manthan
    • Sanskriti Ke Char Adhyaya
    • Urvashi
  7. Sumitranandan Pant:
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    He was born on May 20, 1900 in Kumaon, Uttrakhand. Belonging to a place so enriched with flora and fauna, it was usual for Sumitranandan to develop an inclination towards nature. He took to poetry at very young age. At some point of time, he was under the influence of Sri Aurobindo. He died on December 28, 1977.

    His famous creation includes:

    • Chidambara
    • Pallav
    • Veena
    • Granthi
    • Kala aur Burha Chand
  9. Suryakant Tripathi Nirala:
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    He pioneered the Chayavad movement, along with Pant, Prasad and Mahadevi Verma. Nirala was born on February 16, 1896 in Midnapur, Bengal. While growing up, he was inspired by some great personalities such as, Ramkrishna Paramhans, Swami Vivekanand and Rabindranath Tagore. He breathed his last on October 15, 1961.

    His famous creation includes:

    • Saroj Shakti
    • Kukurmutta
    • Dhawani
    • Ram Ki Shakti Puja
    • Parimal

    To be continued soon..

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