Sumitranandan Pant was very annoyed by his own name, know what was the reason
One of the four major pillars of the ‘Shady Era’, Sumitranandan Pant is also called the originator of a new stream of Hindi poetry. This era is being called the era of poets like Jaishankar Prasad, Mahadevi Verma, Suryakant Tripathi ‘Nirala’, Pant and Ram Kumar Verma. Sumitranandan Pant never bowed before the conservative critics. He is also counted among those writers whose depiction of nature in poetry was the best among contemporary poets. Pant was also influenced by Mahatma Gandhi and did many things. Sumitranandan Pant, the author of Sukomal poems, said goodbye to this world on 27 December 1977.
Pant’s childhood: Sumitranandan Pant was born on 20 May 1900 in Kausani village of Almora district of Uttarakhand. His mother died six hours after his birth. As a child, he was known to all as ‘Gusain Dutt’. After the death of his mother, he lived with his grandmother. At the age of 7 when he was studying in the fourth grade, he started writing poetry. In 1917, Pant moved to Kashi with his middle brother and started studying at Queen’s College. From here he also got his secondary education.
How Sumitranandan Pant Became Gusai: He did not like his name Gusain Dutt, so he changed his name to Sumitranandan Pant. After studying for a few days in Kashi’s Queen’s College, he went to Allahabad and started studying at Mayur College there. He lived his life in a government bungalow near the court in Allahabad. He also worked as a consultant in the early days of Allahabad All India Radio.