Bhagwati Charan Verma
|Born||30 August 1903|
Safipur, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India
|Died||5 October 1981 (aged 78)|
New Delhi, India
|Alma mater||Allahabad University|
|Notable awards||Padma Bhushan |
Sahitya Akademi Award
Bhagwati Charan Verma (30 August 1903 – 5 October 1981) was a Hindi author. He wrote many novels, his best work was Chitralekha (1934), which was made into two successful Hindi films in 1941 and 1964 respectively. He was awarded Sahitya Akademi Award for his epic five-part novel, Bhoole Bisre Chitra in 1961 and Padma Bhushan in 1971. He was also nominated to Rajya Sabha in 1978.
Verma Sahab was born on 30 August 1903 in a Kayastha family in Tahsil Safipur, in present-day Uttar Pradesh, India, where he received his early education. His father, Shri Devi Charan Ji used to advocate in Kanpur. Balak Bhagwati's early education was in Safipur. Bhagwati Babu was sent to Prayag University for higher education from where he received a bachelor's degree in literature and law.  He also spent some years living with his extended family at the ancestral home in Patkapur. Thereafter he studied in The Sophical School, and went on to do his B.A. L.L.B. from Allahabad University.
He also served as a Hindi advisor at All India Radio, Lucknow and later in 1978, he was nominated to the Upper House of Indian Parliament, Rajya Sabha. He died on 5 October 1981. A park is named after him, in his birthplace, the town of Safipur
He also wrote other numerous short stories which were not published but still was recognised by other writers