Sumitranandan Pant (20 May 1900 – 28 December 1977 / Kausani Village, Kumaon, Uttarakhand / India)
Sumitranandan Pant or Sumitra Nandan Pant (Hindi: सुमित्रा नंदन पंत) was one of the most famous modern Hindi poets. He is considered one of the major poets of the Chhayavaadi school of Hindi literature. Pant mostly wrote in Sanskritized Hindi. Pant authored twenty eight published works including poetry, verse plays and essays.
Pant was born at Kausani village of Bageshwar, in the hills of Kumaon. His mother died within a few hours of his birth. He was given the name Gosain Dutt. His initial schooling took place in Almora. After matriculation he moved to Kalakankar near Prayag. He did not like his name so he gave himself a new name "Sumitranandan Pant".
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