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Kaka Hathrasi

(18 September 1906 - 18 September 1995 / Hathras, Uttar Pradesh / India)

Biography of Kaka Hathrasi

Kaka Hathrasi poet

Kaka Hathrasi was a noted Hindi satirist and humorist poet of India. His real name was Prabhu Dayal Garg, though he wrote under the pen name Kaka Hathrasi, after his home town Hathras, and published over 42 collections of humorous verse, in all. He established in 1932, Sangeet Karyalaya (initially Garg and Co.), a noted publishing company for books on Indian classical music and dance, and subsequently in 1935, also started publishing a monthly magazine Sangeet, both in Hathras.

He was awarded Padma Shri by Government of India in 1985. Today, each year, the Delhi-based "Hindi Academy" awards the annual Kaka Hathrasi Award for outstanding contribution in the literary field.

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