He is considered among the pioneers of Khari Boli plain dialect poetry and wrote in Khari Boli at a time when most Hindi poets favoured the use of Brajbhasha. He disliked school as a child, so his father arranged for his education at their home. As a child, Gupt studied Sanskrit, English and Bengali. Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi was his mentor.
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Early life[ edit ] He was born in Chirgaon , Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh in the Kankane clan of the Gahoi community in a family that was once a wealthy zamidar family, but the wealth was lost by the time he was born. He disliked school as a child, so his father arranged for his education at their home.
As a child, Gupt studied Sanskrit , English and Bengali. Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi was his mentor. He married in Literary works[ edit ] Gupt entered the world of Hindi literature by writing poems in various magazines, including Saraswati. In , his first major work, Rang mein Bhang was published by Indian Press. With Bharat Bharati, his nationalist poems became popular among Indians, who were struggling for independence.
Most of his poems revolve around plots from Ramayana , Mahabharata , Buddhist stories and the lives of famous religious leaders. Public office[ edit ] After India got independent in , he was also made an honorary member of the Rajya Sabha , where he used poetry to put his opinions before the other members. He remained a member of the Rajya Sabha till his death in He was awarded Padma Bhushan in His poetry is characterized by non-rhyming couplets in Khadi Boli.
Although the couplet structure is non rhyming, the prominent use of alliterations lends a rhythmic backdrop due to the rhythmic alterations between vowels and consonants. He was a religious man, and this can be seen in his works.
Maithili Sharan Gupt