Hindi poets and writers of Madhya Pradesh by Muslim Saleem

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Ahad Prakash


Ahad Prakash’s works are so immense and so diverse that it is impossible to sum up his life and deeds in just one article. Therefore, I ill write four different articles one by one namely:-

  1. Ahad Prakash a great writer of children’s poems and stories
  2. Ahad Prakash as a sensitive and expressive thinking poet
  3. Ahad Prakash as a analytical, logical critic & writer, and;
  4. Ahad Prakash as an attractive writer of  Urdu/Hindi geets.


Ahad Prakash Hindi biodataThis write up attempts to sum up Ahad Prakash’s contribution as a writer of children’s poems and stories. His work in this field is so vast, grasping and enchanting that Ahad Prakash can easily be regarded as “Ismail Meerathi” of present era. He has penned beautiful poems and snippet stories for children in very easy, flowing and impressive language for over 45 years. He has published several books for children and his works have been continuously been published in major newspapers and periodicals of Urdu and Hindi in India.

In Madhya Pradesh, Ahad Prakash can be regarded as the Supreme Commander of children’ army. There no poet and writer of Urdu and Hindi in Madhya Pradesh or for that matter in entire India, who can measure up to Ahad Prakash’s works. Hats off to him. With this, I am presenting some clippings showing his prowess in the field of children’s fiction. (Muslim Saleem – 8 February 2017)


Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Born in Gwalior on December 25 1921, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the 10th Prime Minister of India. He held office twice, once for 13 days in 1996 and then from 1998 to 2004. He was also the first prime minister to serve full term, not being a part of the INC. A parliamentarian for most of his life, Vajpayee is known more for his love for literature and his skills in the art. He has numerous social and political works in his name, including Bindu-bindu vicara (1997), Decisive Days (1999), and Heal the Wounds: Vajpayee’s Appeal on Assam Tragedy to the Parliament (1983). He has authored four books – India’s foreign policy: New dimensions (1977), Assam problem: Repression no solution (1981), Atal Bihari Vaj mem tina dasaka (1992), Pradhanamantri Atala Bihari Vajapeyi, chune hue bhashana (2000) and Values, vision & verses of Vajpayee: India’s man of destiny (2001).  He has also always been passionate about poetry and his poems are widely appreciated.  There are seven books of poetry by Vajpayee, two of which – Nayi Disha and Samvedna – were converted into albums by Late Jagjit Singh. He is extremely well-loved throughout the country and his accomplishments both in literature as well as politics are unparalleled.

 Bhagwan Datt Sharma

Born in 1935, in the Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh, Bhagwan Datt Sharma is a well known name of the post World War II era. He is proficient in both English and Hindi literatures, and has a PhD in Philosophy as well.


Dr. Gaurishankar Sharma Gaurish

Dr Gaurish with Muslim Saleem
Dr Gaurishankar Gaurish with Muslim Saleem

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Rashtra Aradhana by Dr Gaurishankar Sharma "Gaurish"
Rashtra Aradhana by Dr Gaurishankar Sharma “Gaurish”


 Harishankar Parsai

A great satirist and a Sahitya Akademi Award winner, Harishankar Parsai was born in the Hoshangabad district in 1924. He won the Sahitya Akademi award for his poem Viklaang Shraddha ka daur which was a satire. Apni apni beemari, Aisa bhi socha jata hai, Aawara bheed ke khatre, Pagdandiyon Ka Zamana, Inspector Matadeen on the Moon: Selected Satires, Premacanda ke phae jūte, and Jaise unke din fire are the titles of some of his books.

 Makhallal Chaturvedi

Born in Babai village in the Hoshangabad district of present Madhya Pradesh in the year 1889, Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi was a writer, essayist, poet, playwright and journalist. He was an exceptional child, so much so that he became a school teacher when he was as young as 16 years. He grew on to become the editor of Prabha, Pratap and Karmaveer, which were all nationalist journals. As a journalist in the British era, and even in the post-independence era, Panditji – as he was fondly called – kept using his pen to fight against exploitation and for an equal society. Among his popular works are Deep Se Deep Jale, Sahitya Devata, Yug Charan, Kaisa Chhand Banaa Deti Hai, as well as many more. Him Taringini won him the first ever Sahitya Akademi Award for Hindi writing, in the year 1955. He was also awarded a Padma Bhushan in the year 1963. In the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal, the journalism college has been named in his honour. Also in his honour, the Madhya Pradesh Cultural Council (Madhya Pradesh Sahitya Akademi) hosts an annual program called Makhanlal Chaturvedi Samaroh since the year 1987. Poets are awarded for their excellence in poetry and conferred the Makhanlal Chaturvedi Puraskar. Panditji breathed his last in 1968 at the age of 78.

Mrinal Pande

 Mrinal Pande (born 1946) is an Indian television personality, journalist and author, and until 2009 chief editor of Hindi daily Hindustan. She left Hindustan on 31 August 2009. She was appointed chairperson of Prasar Bharati, the official apex body[clarification needed] of Indian broadcast media. This appointment commenced on 23 January 2010. She was replaced by Dr. A. Surya Prakash as chairperson of Prasar Bharati. She also hosts a weekly interview show Baaton Baaton Mein on Lok Sabha TV. She is the daughter of the Hindi novelist Shivani.[ Earlier she worked for Doordarshan and STAR News. She has also written a few short stories. She was the editor of the popular women’s magazine Vama from 1984-87. The Government of India awarded her the fourth highest civilian honour of Padma Shri in 2006.

 Nathuram Premi 

Nathuram Premi  was a writer, publisher, poet, editor, linguist and an intellectual giant in the field of Jainism as well as Hindi literature. A budding poet, he wrote under the nom de plume of “Premi”. Although belonging to the Digambara sect of Jainism, he adopted a non-sectarian attitude and published and translated many Digambara as well as Śvetāmbara works. Working as a clerk in a firm in Mumbai he rose to establish his own publishing house and bookstore Hindi Granth Ratnākar Kāryālay which published works of many of the biggest names in Indian literature, including Munshi Premchand, Hajariprasad Dvivedi, Jainendrakumar, Yashpal, Swami Satyabhakta, Sharatchandra Chatterjee and Rabindranath Tagore. The bookshop and publishing house now called Hindi Granth Karyalay is now being managed by his grandson and great-grandson 100 years after its establishment.

Born on 26 November 1881 in Deori, in the district of Sagar in Bundelkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Nāthūrām Premī was the eldest child of Tundelal Modi, a travelling merchant of modest means, belonging to the Paravāra community of Digambara Jains hailing from Bundelkhand. He studied in grammar school and was the monitor of his class. He cleared his pre-high school exams in 1898 and became a schoolteacher nearby at Rehli. In the late 1890s, he married Rama Devi, who was from the nearby village of Sarkheda, in the district of Sagar. He died on30 January 1960 (aged 78) at Mumbai, Maharashtra.

 Prabhash Joshi

 Prabhash Joshi (15 July 1937 – 5 November 2009) was an Indian Journalist, especially Hindi journalism, writer and political analyst. He was strongly in favour of “ethics and transparency”. He played a part in Gandhian movement, Bhoodan movement, and in the surrender of bandits and in the struggle against emergency.[ Prabhash Joshi was born in Ashta near Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India to Pandarinath Joshi and Leela Bai. Prabhash Joshi began his career with Nayi Duniya, was the founder editor of Hindi daily “Jansatta” in 1983.[2] He was the founding editor of Hindi daily Jansatta a publication of the Indian Express Group.[3] He, a Gandhian, changed the definition of Hindi journalism with the publication of ‘Jansatta’. He was with the Gandhi Peace Foundation and edited the Hindi version of Everyman’s, a journal devoted to advocating Jayaprakash’s views and sponsored by Ramnath Goenka. This journal campaigned for JP’s movement for purity in public life. He was also famous for his writings on cricket. He was a popular television commentator and mainly invited for his views and comments on national politics during the Lok Sabha (lower house of the Parliament of India) or Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly of an Indian state) elections. Prabhash Joshi had been writing a Sunday column for Jansatta entitled Kagad-Kare over the last many years. Recently he had started writing a weekly column entitled “Aughat-Ghat” for Tehelka Hindi.[5] He also worked with the Indian Express as the resident editor at Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Delhi. After retiring from the newspaper in 1995, he continued as the chief editorial advisor. He also wrote a book on Hinduism. As he was from the land of the Malwa region of Kumar Gandharva, he loved the unique staccato style of classical vocal music. Prabhash Joshi died 5 November 2009 from a heart attack, after watching an India-Australia cricket match. 

RMP Singh

RMP singhRMP Singh is a prolific writer of Hindi and English. He retired as Additional Director, Directorate of Public Relations, Government of Madhya Pradesh. His biggest achievement is the book in both English and Hindi named “The Air Beneath the Wings”, which is the biggest reference book on journalism. In this book, author Shri RMP Singh has expressed gratitude towards Muslim Saleem for help in compilation of the book. It is A Handbook for PR professionals also. He also wrote epic ‘Raja Bhoja, a Polymath King and many other books. Shri RMP Singh was also a ormer Assistant Editor in Nermada Herald & Naveen Duniya. He studied Rani Durgawati University, Jabalpur at Diploma in Journalism. Earlier he studied Political Science at l.s.college, muzaffarpur, Bihar. He earlier went to Khutahi High School Muzaffarpur Bihar. At present he lives in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Shri Singh is married to Ragini Singh. He hails fromFrom Muzaffarpur in Bihar.

Usha Bhadoria “Usha”

Usha Bhadoria “Usha” a prolific Urdu/Hindi poetess from Bhopal: Muslim Saleem

Usha Bhadoria UshaUsha Bhadoria “Usha” a prolific Urdu/Hindi poetess from Bhopal: Muslim Saleem

She was born at Bhopal on 12 June 1954. Completed higher education from Maharani Laxmi Bai College, Bhopal (MLB). She is married to Shri Shrine Suresh Dhadoria and lives in Mumbai with her son Lt. Col. S. Bhadoria. A very good poetess and writer, Usha Bhadoria has compiled a number of books in Urdu/Hindi including Sada-e-Ehas (Urdu Majmooa), Talaash, Pyaas (Urdu) and Hayat-e-Qudsia and Hayat-e-Shahjahani (Hindi). The later two books in Hindi give an account of lives and works of two Bhopal ruler women Nawab Qudsiya Begam and Nawab Shahjahan Begum. About 200-page book Hayat-e-Shahjahani was written in Urdu by Shahjahan’s Begam’s daughter Nawab Sultan Jahan Begam who become the next ruler of Bhopal after her mother Nawab Shahjahan Begum. In the book, she has dwelt in detail about splendour, awe, benevolence, mercy of the Bhopal Ruler Shajahan Begam. It may be regarded as handy reference book on Shahjahan Begum. Usha Bhadoria Usha has used her immense Urdu/Hindi skills to translate the book in letter and spirit. Bhopal’s great Urdu/Hindi poet and writer Ahad Prakash played an important role in publication of this book. Price of the book is Rs. 300. It has been published by her from Bhopal in year 2016. She has also posted her books, other works and poetry on her website www.ushabhadoria.in.
Address Usha Bhadoria Usha, c/o Lt. Col. S. Bhadoria, MG & G Area, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba Military Station, Near Navi Nagar, Colaba, Mubai-400005, mob: 09967245181. email ushabhadoria126@gmail.com.
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Ahad Prakash on Shajhan Begum