Shivmangal Singh Suman
Shivmangal Singh Suman
Born(1915-08-05)5 August 1915
Unnao, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India
Died27 November 2002(2002-11-27) (aged 87)
Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India
OccupationPoet, academician
Notable worksMitti Ki Baarat, Hillol, Jeevan Ke Gaan
Notable awards1974: Sahitya Akademi Award
1999: Padma Bhushan
1974: Padma Shri

Shivmangal Singh "Suman" (5 August 1915 – 27 November 2002) was an Indian poet and academician who wrote in Hindi.


Shivmangal Singh 'Suman' was born on 5 August 1915 at Jhagarpur, Unnao district in the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh of British India. He was a leading Hindi writer and poet. He earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in Hindi from Benaras Hindu University. The university also honoured him with a D.Litt. in 1950.


Suman worked as the Vice Chancellor of Vikram University (Ujjain) during 1968-78; the Vice-President of Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan, Lucknow; Press & Cultural Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu (Nepal) during 1956-61; and the President, Association of Indian Universities (New Delhi) during 1977-78.

He was the Executive President, Kalidas Academy, Ujjain, until he died of heart attack on 27 November 2002.[1][2]

Upon his death, the then Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee said that, "Dr Shiv Mangal Singh ‘Suman’ was not only a powerful signature in the field of Hindi poetry, but he was also the custodian of the collective consciousness of his time. His creations not only expressed the pain of his own feelings, but were also fearless constructive commentary on the issues of the era."[3]


Poetry collections




Awards and honours


  1. ^ Biography and Works
  2. ^ Shiv Mangal Singh 'Suman' The Times of India, 27 November 2002.
  3. ^ Prime Minister's Office, 7 November 2002.
  4. ^ Works by Shivmangal Singh Suman at Open Library Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ a b "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  6. ^ Shrotriya, Prabhakar. Shivmangal Singh 'Suman': Man and the Creator. Topical Publications, New Delhi. 1990. p-165.
  7. ^ a b Shivmangal Singh Suman Profile Archived 16 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine Unnao district Official website.