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Kedarnath Singh

kedarnath-singh-poetKedarnath Singh (7 July 1934 – 19 March 2018) was an eminent Hindi poet, critic and essayist of India. He clearly observes the world sprouted from age-old tradition, history and politics and splendidly depicts multifaceted themes in his powerful poetry. His major poetic works are– Abhi Bilkul Abhi (1960), Zameen pak Rahi Hai (1980), Yahan se Dekho (1983), Akaal mein Saaras (1988), Baagh (1996), Tolstoy aur Cycle (2005) and Srashti par Pehara (2014). He was awarded the Jnanpith Award (2013) and the Sahitya Akademi Award (1989) in Hindi for his poetry collection, 'Akaal Mein Saras' (Cranes in Drought).