Leeladhar Jagudi
Born (1940-07-01) July 1, 1940 (age 83)
Dhangan gaon, Tehri Garhwal district, Uttarakhand, India
Occupation(s)Hindi Poet
Years activeSince 1964
Known forHindi poems
AwardsPadma Shri
Sahitya Akademi Award
Raghuvir Sahay Samman
Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Shatadal Award
Namit Puraskar
Aakashvani Award
WebsiteOfficial website

Leeladhar Jagudi is an Indian teacher, journalist and poet of Hindi literature.[1] He is the author of several poetry anthologies including Natak Jari Hai[2] and Shankha Mukhi Shikharon Par[3] and is a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award,[4] for his 1997 anthology, Anubhav Ke Aakash Mein Chand.[5] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2004, for his contributions to Hindi literature.[6]


Jagudi was born on 1 July 1940 in a Garhwali family in Dhangan gaon, in the Tehri Garhwal district[7] of the Indian state of Uttarakhand.[8] After securing a master's degree (MA) in Hindi language and literature, he started his career by joining the Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army. After retirement from the Army, he worked as a teacher in various schools and colleges before joining the Information and Public Relations Department of the Government of Uttar Pradesh, where he became the Deputy Director.[9] Later, he turned to journalism and is the Chief Editor of Uttar Pradesh, a monthly magazine.

Jagudi has written several poems, published independently and as anthologies and his poems have been translated into English.[10] His first anthology, Shankha Mukhi Shikharon Par, was published in 1964,[11] followed by Natak Jari Hai, published in 1972.[2] He published Is Yatra Mein in 1974[12] which preceded nine more anthologies,[13] including Raat Ab Bhi Maujud Hai, Ghabaraye Hue Shabda,[14] Bachi Hui Prithvi Par and award winning Anubhav Ke Aakash Mein Chand.[3] He has also written two books on the topic of adult literacy and some of his interviews have been compiled as a book, Mere Sakshatkara, published by Kitab Ghar Prakashan in 2003.[15] His works have been the subject of many studies, and two books, Samkalin Kavi Liladhar Jagudi aur Dhumil, written by Sharmila Saxena and published in 2008[16] and Samakalina Kavita aura Liladhara Jaguṛi, written by Brajamohan Sharma[17] have been published on them.

Sahitya Akademi chose his Anubhav Ke Aakash Mein Chand for their annual award in 1997.[4] The Government of India included him in the 2004 Republic Day Honours list for the civilian award of the Padma Shri.[6] He is also a recipient of Raghuvir Sahay Samman, Shatadal Award of Bharat Bhasha Parishad, Namit Puraskar and Aakashvani Award. He lives in the city of Dehradun in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand.

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See also


  1. ^ "Eminent Poet Leeladhar Jagudi to visit MLSU". Udaipur Times. 11 February 2015. Archived from the original on 24 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Natak Jari Hai". Magadh University. 1972. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Indian Poets Writing In Hindi". LCHR. 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Akademi Awards". Sahitya Akademi. 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  5. ^ Leeladhar Jagudi (1997). Anubhav Ke Aakash Mein Chand. Rajkamal Prakashan. p. 143. ISBN 9788126707287.
  6. ^ a b "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  7. ^ "THIRTEEN HINDI POETS" (PDF). Hindi Urdu Flagship. 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Leeladhar Jagudi on Hindi Samay". Hindi Samay. 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Leeladhar Jagudi, well known Hindi poet". This Day in India. 2015. Archived from the original on 24 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Seven Poems" (PDF). Hindi Vishwa. 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Shankha Mukhi Shikharon Par". Kavita Kosh. 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  12. ^ Liladhar Jagudi (1974). Is Yatra Mein. Sahitya Bharati. ASIN B00CIGM6LU.
  13. ^ "Kavita Kosh profile". Kavita Kosh. 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  14. ^ Liladhar Jagudi (2009). Ghabaraye Hue Shabda. Rajkamal Prakashan. p. 82. ISBN 9788126717903.
  15. ^ Līlādhara Jagūṛī (2003). Mere sākshātkāra. Kitāb Ghar Prakasan. p. 168. ISBN 9788170165545. OCLC 727664237.
  16. ^ Sharmila Saxena (2008). Samkalin Kavi Liladhar Jagudi aur Dhumil. Saṃskaraṇa. p. 184.
  17. ^ Brajamohana Śarmā (1993). Samakālīna kavitā aura Līlādhara Jaguṛī. Nālandā Prakāśana. p. 142. OCLC 29360580.
  18. ^ "leeladhar-jagudi-to-be-given-vyas-samman". uniindia. Retrieved 22 March 2019.