Published on: September 24, 2021


RAMDHARI SINGH DINAKAR What is in news : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tributes to Rashtrakavi Ramdhari Singh Dinkar on his birth anniversary.

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  • Ramdhari Singh (1908 –1974), known by his nom de plume Dinkar, is considered as one of the most important modern Hindi poets.
  • His poetry exuded veer rasa, and he has been hailed as a Rashtrakavi (“national poet”) on account of his inspiring patriotic compositions in the days before Indian independence.
  • However, he used to call himself a “Bad Gandhian” because he supported the feelings of indignation and revenge among the youth.
  • Dinkar was elected three times to the Rajya Sabha, and he was the member of this house from 3 April 1952 to 26 January 1964, and was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1959.
  • He was also the Vice-Chancellor of Bhagalpur University (Bhagalpur, Bihar) in the early 1960s.
  • During The Emergency, Jayaprakash Narayan had attracted a gathering of one lakh people at the Ramlila grounds and recited Dinkar’s famous poem: Singhasan Khaali Karo Ke Janata Aaati Hai (“Vacate the throne, for the people are coming”).