PM pays tributes to Ramdhari Singh Dinkar

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Ramdhari Singh Dinkar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to one of its type Hindi poet Ramdhari Singh Dinkar on his birth anniversary, saying his poems that showed the way to the country and society will remain a source of inspiration for every generation.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said;

“राष्ट्रकवि रामधारी सिंह दिनकर जी को उनकी जन्म-जयंती पर सादर नमन। देश और समाज को राह दिखाने वाली उनकी कविताएं हर पीढ़ी के लिए प्रेरणास्रोत बनी रहेंगी।”

Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’ (23 September 1908 – 24 April 1974) was an Indian Hindi poet, essay writer, and academician.  ‘Rashtrakavi Dinkar’ is established as the poet of the best heroic rasa of the modern era. He gained immense popularity due to his powerful poems that inspired the revolutionary struggle, filled with national sentiments.

Shree Dinkar was born in Simaria, Bengal Presidency, British India. He grew up in abject poverty. While studying at Mokama High School, he could not afford to stay in boarding school because of the fee and associated costs. He has to leave the school after the lunch break to catch the boat for getting back home. His poverty has a vivid reflection in his own poetry. He studied history, politics, and philosophy. Whereas language is concerned, he studied Sanskrit, Maithili, Bengali, Urdu, and English.

Dinkar was greatly influenced by Iqbal, Rabindranath Tagore, Keats, and Milton and translated works of Rabindranath Tagore from Bengali to Hindi. His artistic character was shaped during the Indian freedom movement. Dinkar initially supported the revolutionary movement during the Indian independence struggle, but later became a Gandhian. However, he used to call himself a ‘Bad Gandhian’ because he supported the feelings of indignation and revenge among the youth. In Kurukshetra, he accepted that war is destructive but argued that it is necessary for the protection of freedom. He was close to prominent nationalists of the time such as Rajendra Prasad, Anugrah Narayan Sinha, Sri Krishna Sinha, Rambriksh Benipuri, and Braj Kishore Prasad.


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