Harivansh Rai Shrivastav alias Bachchan ( हरिवंश राय बच्चन) (27 November 1907 – 18 January 2003), was a noted Indian poet of Chhayavaad literary movement (romantic upsurge) of early 20th century Hindi literature. He was also a famous poet of the Hindi Kavi Sammelan. He is best known for his early work Madhushala (मधुशाला). He is also the father of Bollywood megastar, Amitabh Bachchan. He used to introduce himself as
|(मिट्टी का तन, मस्ती का मन, क्षण भर जीवन, मेरा परिचय)|
(A body of clay, a mind full of play, a moment’s life - that's me)
Some Selected Poems of Harivansh Rai Bachhan
Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar' (रामधारी सिंह 'दिनकर') (September 23, 1908 – April 24, 1974) was an Indian Hindi poet, essayist and academic, who is considered as one of the most important modern Hindi poets. He emerged as a poet of rebellion as a consequence of his nationalist poetry written in the days before Indian independence. His poetry exuded veer rasa, and he has been hailed as a Rashtrakavi ("National poet") on account of his inspiring patriotic compositions. As a mark of respect for him, his portrait was unveiled in the Central Hall of Parliament of India by the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh on his centenary year, 2008.
Gopaldas Saxena 'Neeraj', (popularly known as Niraj or Neeraj), born in 1925 in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India, is among the best-known poets and authors in Hindi literature. He is also a famous poet of Hindi Kavi Sammelan. He was born in the small village Ekdil of Etawah in Uttar Pradesh, India on 4 January 1924. He wrote under the pen name "Neeraj". His style is considered easy to understand, but has also been compared with high quality Hindi literature. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2007
Suryakant Tripathi 'Nirala' Hindi: सूर्यकांत त्रिपाठी 'निराला') (February 21, 1896 – October 15, 1961) was one of the most famous figures of the modern Hindi literature. He was a poet, novelist, essayist and story-writer. He also drew many sketches.