24 June, 2010

Hindi Bhushan"Acharya Shivpujan Sahay"



Acharya Shivpujan Sahay, son of Bagishwari lal ( a kayasth family)  was born in Unwans village situated at south of Buxar district of Bihar on 9 August 1893.He was a great hindi  novelist , a short story writer , editor and prose writer.

He had warked as hindi language teacher at Ara (1903-1921).He went to Kolkata and joined Matwala as an editor in 1923. He went to Lucknow in 1924 to join the editorial department of Madhuri where he worked with Hindi author Premchand and edited his Rangbhumi and some of his other stories. After a year he returned to Calcutta and continued editing short-lived journals such as Samanway, Mauji, Golmal,Upanyas Tarang[...]

 Finally Sahay moved to Varanasi (Kāśi) to work as a freelance editor. For a short period in 1931, he went to Sultanganj near Bhagalpur to edit Ganga, but returned to Varanasi where he was commissioned to edit Jagaran, a literary fortnightly brought out by Jayashankar Prasad and his circle of friends in 1932. He once again found himself working beside Premchand.

He also went on to become a prominent member of the Nagari Pracharini Sabha and similar literary circles in Varanasi. In 1935 he moved to Laheria Sarai (Darbhanga) to work as editor of Balak and other publications of Pustak Bhandar owned by Acharya Ramlochan Saran. In 1939 he joined Rajendra College, Chapra as Professor of Hindi Language.

In 1946, on a year's leave, he moved to Patna to edit Himalaya, a literary monthly again a publication of Pustak Bhandar owned by [[ Acharya Ramlochan Saran] . In 1949 Sahay finally came to Patna to work as Secretary of Bihar Rashtra Bhasha Parished, a government academy where he edited and published more than 50 volumes of Hindi reference works. Later he became Director of the Parishad and compiled and edited \"Hindi Sahitya Aur Bihar' a literary history.

His own works were compiled and published in 4 volumes of Shipujan Rachanavali (1956-59). Shivpujan Sahay is also remembered for his editing of several literary commemoration volumes, chiefly Dwivedi Abhinandan Granth (1933), Rajendra Abhinandan Granth (1950) and Jayanti Smarak Granth (1942). He also edited Dr Rajendra Prasad's Atmakatha.

He died in Patna on 21 January 1963. His posthumously published books are Wey Din Wey Log(1965), Mera Jeevan (1985), Smritishesh (1994), Hindi Bhasha Aur Sahitya (1996), and Gram Sudhar (2007). He was awarded Padmabhushan award in 1960.◦
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