Kanhaiyalal Sethia ()
( - ) was a well known Rajasthani and Hindi poet. He was born in Sujangarh
, Churu District
in the Indian state of Rajasthan
. He was a passionate supporter of making Rajasthani
, the mother tongue of the people of Rajasthan
at the union level. He was a government-recognized freedom fighter, social worker, reformer, philanthropist and environmentalist.
He died in Kolkata
, West Bengal
His father's name was Chhagan Mal Sethia and mother was Smt. Manohari Devi. He has two sons Jay Prakash and Vinay Prakash and also a daughter named Smt Sampat Devi Dugar.
The poetry of Kanhaiyalal shows his patriotic fervor for Rajasthan. His poems reflect the silent changes taking place in rural life of Rajasthan.His poetry is the meting pot of elements like Nature, Universal Humanism, Philosophy, Humility & Devotion, which find unparalled life like expression through his magical, miraculous and superflous command over the language where every word seems to have been appropriately generated to suit the meaning of what the poet wants to convey to his readers. Some of his poems are full of religious and spiritual overtones.His poetry has insight and a feeling of intense human sensitivity.His poetry emphasizes the sublime,selfless & righteous aspects of life which have the power to soothe the frayed nerves of society which is trapped in the whirlpool of confusion & uncertainty.
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