Vidya Vindu Singh
|Born||2 July 1945|
Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh
|Language||Hindi and Awadhi|
|Notable awards||Padma Shri (2022)|
Vidya Vindu Singh (born 2 July 1945) is an Indian author in Hindi and Awadhi languages. She is best known for her broad work in folk and children's literature. Singh has been awarded Padma Shri in 2022 by the Government of India for her contributions in the field of literature & education.
She has published more than hundred works which include collections of poems, stories and Awadhi folk songs. Moreover, she has also composed more than two dozen folk songs for the festival of Raksha Bandhan in Awadhi and other regional dialects of the region. Apart from her contribution to literature, she is also known for her social work.
Born in the Jaitpur village of Faizabad district in Uttar Pradesh, Vidya is the daughter of Devanarayan and Pranadevi Singh.
Her initial education was completed from Jalalpur. Thereafter, she completed her M. A. in Hindi literature from Agra University followed by a PhD from Banaras Hindu University.