Shail Chaturvedi

Shail Chaturvedi (29 June 1936 – 29 October 2007) was a Hindi poet, satirist, humorist, lyricist and actor from India, most known for his political satire in the 70s and the 80s.[1][2]

Shail Chaturvedi
Born29 June 1936
Amravati, Maharashtra
Died29 October 2007 (aged 71)
Malad, Mumbai, India
OccupationPoet, Humorist, Lyricist, Actor
NationalityIndian
GenreHumor
ChildrenVishal, Vihan, Vivek
RelativesAkash Chaturvedi (Shail's Brother's Son)

Janmanshi Chaturvedi (Granddaughter)

Amla Chaturvedi (Granddaughter)

Krishna chaturvedi (Grandson)

He worked as a character actor in several Hindi films and TV series.

CareerEdit

He started his career as a lecturer at Allahabad University, soon started taking part in various Kavi sammelan (poetry gatherings), and with his tongue-in-cheek political commentary, made a place for himself amidst leading humorists, hasya kavi of the 1970s and 1980s, like Kaka Hathrasi, Pradeep Chaubey and Ashok Chakradhar.[2]

He became a regular feature of the annual kavi sammelan one Doordarshan, state-run TV channel, around the Holi festival. He also acted in a number of Hindi films, like Uphaar (1971), Chitchor (1976), Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986) and Kareeb (1998). He played the role of "Sharma ji", the boss of Keshav and Gokhale in the famous sitcom Shrimaan Shrimati[citation needed]

He died on 29 October 2007, after suffering from chronic kidney failure for some time, and was survived by his wife Daya and three sons.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1971 Uphaar Shankarlal
1972 Mere Bhaiya Publisher
1976 Chitchor Chaubey
1980 Payal Ki Jhankaar Dinanath
Jazbaat Havaldar Pandey
1985 Hum Do Hamare Do
1986 Chameli Ki Shaadi Lachchuram Kaphanchi (Makhkhan's Father)
1988 Maar Dhaad Lawyer,Public Prosecutor
1990 Jawani Zindabad Minister
1991 Narsimha Seema's dad
1992 Ghar Jamai (1992 film)
1993 Dhanwan Hamidbhai
1995 Ab Insaf Hoga
1998 Kareeb
1998 Tirchhi Topiwale

TelevisionEdit

Year Serial Role Channel Notes
1988 Kakaji Kahin Netaji(Gajanand Babu) DD National
1993 Zabaan Sambhalke School Inspector DD Metro
1994-1999 Shrimaan Shrimati Bablu Prasad Sharma (Keshav's boss) DD Metro
1996 Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai Fake sage DD Metro
1997 Byomkesh Bakshi - Episode: Wasiyat ka Rahasya[3] Rameshwar DD National Episodic role

WorksEdit

  • Bazar Ka Ye Hal Hai, Pub. Shri Hindi Sahitya Sansar, 1988.
  • Chal Gayi, Fusion Books. ISBN 9788128810145.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Satirist Shail Chaturvedi passes away". DNA. 30 October 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Deaths". Pratiyogita Darpan. 2. Pratiyogita Darpan - December 2007. December 2007.
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQVRfcNbKkk

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