Bharatendu is known as the father of Hindi Literature as well as Hindi theatre. He is considered one of the greatest Hindi writers of modern India.

He devoted his life to the development of Hindi Literature. In recognition of his services as a writer, patron and modernizer, the title of Bharatendu was conferred on him at a public meeting by scholars of Kashi in 1880.

However, within his short life, he had cemented his reputation as modern Hindi's first champion.

 

The above short video (less than a minute) is a tribute to the father of Hindi Literature.

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