Author name: Maithili Sharan Gupt

Maithili Sharan Gupt (1886–1964) was a renowned Indian poet and playwright, often hailed as the "Rashtra Kavi" (National Poet). Born on August 3, 1886, in Chirgaon, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, he was a key figure in modern Hindi literature, known for his patriotic and socially conscious poetry. Gupt played a pivotal role in popularizing Khari Boli, a dialect of Hindi, making his works widely accessible.His notable works include "Saket," a poetic retelling of the Ramayana from Urmila's perspective, "Yashodhara," which explores the life of Buddha's wife, and "Bharat Bharati," a collection of nationalist poems. His writings often drew from Hindu mythology and history, emphasizing moral and ethical values.Gupt's contributions to literature and the Indian independence movement earned him the title of Rashtra Kavi. He passed away on December 12, 1964, leaving a lasting legacy in Indian literature.

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