Raghuveer Narayan

Raghuveer Narayan (31 October 1884 – 1 January 1955) or Raghubir Narayan[1] was a Bhojpuri and English poet and a freedom fighter.[2][3][4] His Bhojpuri poem Batohiya gained popularity equivalent to Vande Mataram and is considered as National Song of Indian in Bhojpuri language.[5]

Raghuveer Narayan
BornRaghuveer Narayan
(1884-10-31)31 October 1884
Chhapra, Bihar, India
Died1 January 1955(1955-01-01) (aged 70)
OccupationPoet, freedom fighter
EducationPatna University (Bachelor of Arts)
Notable worksBatohiya (1911), Vijay Nayak Ramayana
Notable awardsSahityasevi Puraskar (1952-53)
ChildrenHarendradeo Narayan[1]

LifeEdit

He was born on 31 October 1884 in Nayaganv village of Saran district of Bihar.[6] He completed his schooling in Chhapra and higher education from Patna College. In his college days he got appreciations for his English poems by the British professors. He wrote most of his poems while he was at Patna College between 1902-1905.[7] After completing his Bachelor of Arts he became the private secretary of King Krityanand Singh of Banaili Estate in Purnia district of Bihar. In 1952-53 Bihar government awarded him with Sahityasevi puraskar.[8]

WorksEdit

BhojpuriEdit

  • Batohiya (poem)
  • Bharat Bhawani (poem)
  • Raghuveer Rasa Ranga
  • Raghuveer Putra Pushpa
  • Nikunj Kala
  • Raghuvee Ras Ganga

EnglishEdit

  • A Tale of Bihar[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Journal of Historical Research, Volumes 2-7. Department of History, Ranchi University. 1959. p. 62.
  2. ^ "यह रघुवीर नारायण कौन है?". Jagran. 30 October 2011.
  3. ^ Pathak, Sunil K. Chhavi Aur Chhap. Prabhat Prakashan. p. 19. ISBN 938311049X.
  4. ^ Bhojpuri ke kavi aur kavya. Patna: Bihar Rashtrabhasa Parishad. 1967. p. 126.
  5. ^ Pathak, Sunil K. Chhavi Aur Chhap. Prabhat Prakashan. p. 19. ISBN 938311049X.
  6. ^ Ranjan, Manish. Bihar Samanya Gyan. Prabhat Prakashan. ISBN 9386300850.
  7. ^ Points of View: Essays in Memory of Shri Ranchor Prasad, Eminent Civil Servant, Scholar, and Social Activist. Ranchor Prasad Commemoration Committee. 2000. p. 507.
  8. ^ Singh, Durgashankar Prasad. Bhojpuri ke Kavi aur Kavya. Patna: Kalika press.
  9. ^ Ranjan, Manish. Bihar Samanya Gyan. Prabhat Prakashan. ISBN 9386300850.