Padma Bhushan Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan was a celebrated writer and one of the pioneers of modern Hindi poetry.

Legendary poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan was born on November 27, 1907 at Babupatti in United Provinces during the British Raj.

Born as Shrivastava, he began using the pen name 'Bachchan' which means child.

He was a leading figure of Chhayavad movement (1914-1938), a period of romanticism in Modern Hindi poetry.

Harivansh Rai Bachchan is widely remembered for his poems 'Madhushala' and 'Agnipath'.

In 1976, he received the Padma Bhushan for his service to Hindi literature

Harivansh Rai Bachchan died on January 18, 2003, at the age of 95 as a result of respiratory ailments at Amitabh’s residence Prateeksha

January 18, 2022, marks the 19th death anniversary of the illustrious poet, whose memories are etched deep in our hearts.