Hazari Prasad Dwivedi
Acharya Hazari Prasad Dwivedi was a great Hindi novelist, renowned essayist, renowned litterateur, researcher, outstanding writer. Acharya Hazari Prasad Dwivedi was born on 19 August 1907 and died on 19 May 1979. He was born in a traditional family of village Dubey Chhapra in the Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh. His childhood name was Baijnath Dwivedi. Pandit Anmol Dwivedi was his father who was a Sanskrit scholar and his mother was Jyotismi.
He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1957 for his contribution to Hindi literature and for his collection of essays, 'Alok Parva received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1973.