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Mahadevi Verma the “Modern Meera”
Posted by Admin on 13-08-2013 at 4:12 pm Under Articles

Mahadevi Verma was known as one of the most outstanding Hindi poet, She is widely regarded as "Modern Meera". Mahadevi Verma was born in 26 March 1907 in Farrukhbad Uttar Pradesh. Mahadevi Verma was educated at Jabalpur- Madhya Pradesh. Her father’s name was Mr. Govind Prasad and the name of her mother was Mrs. Hem Rani she had two brothers and a sister. She get married in 1914, at the small age of 7, with Dr.  Swarup Narain Varma in Indore Madhya Pradesh. Mahadevi Verma passed out  B.A. examination from Allahabad University in 1929 and also in 1933 she completed Master's degree in Sanskrit. Mahadevi was appointed as the first headmistress in Prayag Mahila Vidyapeeth at  Allahabad after some time she became the Vice Chancellor of Prayag Mahila Vidyapeeth.

In 1956, the Government of India bestowed her with Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award. She was awarded in 1979  the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship India's highest literary award, for lifetime achievement. followed by the Jnanpith Award in 1982. She was the recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, in 1988 India's second-highest civilian award. Some of her short stories such as Gillu about a squirrel and 'Neelkanth' about a peacock are very much popular . 

Mahadevi Verma met her husband for very short time because of busy life with their individual interests.

Dr. Swarup Narain died in 1966 after his death she permanently shift to Allahabad. She died on 11th September 1987 at 9:27 pm. Her bungalow still stands at in Allahabad.

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