multifaceted personality

Remembering: Harindranath Chattopadhyay

By Neetu Sharma

A Prolific English Poet also a pioneer  of Nursery rhymes in Hindi 

A Playwriter, Stage Director and A Fabulous Actor

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He was a brother of Sarojini Naidu and husband of another freedom fighter Kamladevi Chattopadhyay.

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1898

Born on 2nd April 1898, in Hyderabad  His Father was a Scientist and Mother was a singer .

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1918

First collection of Poems Published

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1962

He made a debut as an actor  in Gurudutt's  "Sahib bibi Aur Ghulam" Followed by  "Goopy Gyne  Bagha Byne" "Seemabadhha" "Bawarchi" and others

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1951

 Harindranath Chattopadhyaya won  Lok Sabha election from Vijayawada  constituency. He was the member of the 1st Lok Sabha from 14 April 1952 to 4 April 1957

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1973

He was awarded Padma Bhushan  in the field of Literature and Education 

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1990

The man who never want to grow old  died of cardiac arrest on 23 June 1990 .

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