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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Garhwali Poet-20

Veerendra Panwar : A Poet and Social Activist
Bhishma Kukreti
Those inhabitants of Mumbai ,who have been there in “ First Ever Gadhwali Kumauni Kvi Sammelan in Mumbai” convened by Uttaranchal Vichar Manch Mumbai , will definitely remember Veerendra Panwar and his ghughati ghraili poem in Garhwali . In Garhwal, his name attracts the audience for Garhwali Kavi Sammelan
He is one of the creative who have been supportive to local Garhwali fortnight news paper Uttrakhand Khabar Saar , Pauri published by Professor Vimal Negi. He was also supportive figure in publishing and editing “ Chhunyal” a Garhwali language periodical.
Veerendra Panwar is also social activist and convened “ Makraini Kauthig” at Parsundakhal, Pauri garhwal every year from 1994-1999. Panwar was also involved in Uttarakhand movement .
Panwar is not famous for his Garhwali poetries of varied subjects and modern styles as gazals, gadyatmak kavita muktak, khsankayen , haiku etc but he is one gem of the Nau Ratna of Garhwali Samalochana as cited by brilliant Garhwali language critic Abodh Bandhu Bahuguna in an interview with this author and is published in Chitthi Pattri after the death of Abodh Bandhu Bahuguna

Let us enjoy his Garhwali Gazal

Haath -khuta chhal dya
Dyu dhupana bal dya
Gham aige dhar ma
Pani thain bijal dya
Jaunka naku mol cha
Unka nam dhunyal dya
Jhutth-sach kattha hwege
Loon march ral dya
Ghuseye -ghusey ghusegi bhitarai
Jogi thain naikal dya
Bauhadan dev divta
Manikh thai siwal dya


Birth Date: 26 November, 1962
Place: Kendra, Chardhar, Idwalsyun, Pauri Garhwal
Education: Diploma in Pharmacy, M A (Sociology)
Published works : more than hundred poems and more than fifty articles published in various periodicals
Published collection of Garhwali poems, Inma Kankai An Vasant by Dhad Prakashan, Dehradun
Contact: Pharmecist, Jila Chiktsalaya, Pauri city, Pauri Garhwal

Copyright @Bhishma Kukreti, June, 2009, Mumbai, India