Veteran poet Gopaldas Neeraj awarded National Kavi Pradeep Samman
Noted Hindi poet Gopaldas Neeraj on 24 March 2015 was awarded with first National Kavi Pradeep Samman.
He was presented the award by Madhya Pradesh Culture Minister Surendra Patwa at a function held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
About Gopaldas Neeraj
- He is among the renowned poets and authors in Hindi literature and also is a famous poet of Hindi Kavi Sammelan.
- Several of his poems and songs have been used in Hindi movies.
- He was Professor of Hindi Literature in Dharma Samaj College, Aligarh and also a chancellor of Mangalayatan University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.
About National Kavi Pradeep Samman
- Instituted by the Government of Madhya Pradesh in the memory of late renowned poet and songwriter Kavi Pradeep.
- Award carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh, a shawl and a citation.
Kavi Pradeep was born as Ramchandra Narayanji Dwivedi. He is best known for his patriotic song ‘Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo’ written as a tribute to the soldiers who had died during defending the country during the Sino-Indian War.