Harivansh Rai Bachchan Profile/ Biography, DOB, Age, Height, Bio, Family, Wife, Net worth

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Harivansh Rai Bachchan (Harivansh Rai Srivastava)

Last Updated: 14 Jul, 2022 | Views: 60

Age: 95

Profession: Writer

Other Profession(s): Author, Poet, Teacher, Radio Producer, Translator

Higher Education: Ph.D. from St Catharine’s College

Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details

Date of Birth
27 Nov, 1907
Birth Country
Birth State/Province
Uttar Pradesh
Birth District
Birth Place
Birth Sign
Died on
18 Jan, 2003

About Harivansh Rai Bachchan

About (Profile/Biography):

Harivansh Rai Bachchan was an Indian poet and author who contributed to the Nayi Kavita literary movement (romantic upsurge) in Hindi literature in the early 20th century. Additionally, he was a poet for the Hindi Kavi Sammelan. His early work Madhushala is what made him most famous. He was also the father of Ajitabh Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, and Abhishek Bachchan, as well as the spouse of social activist Teji Bachchan. For his contributions to Hindi literature, he received the Padma Bhushan in 1976.


In 1907: Harivansh was born into a Kayastha family.

In 1926: He married Shyama, his first wife when he was just 19 years old.

From 1941 to 1957: Harivansh taught at Allahabad University for two years before finishing a Ph.D. at Cambridge University’s St Catharine's College, Cambridge.

In 1955: He was designated an Officer on Special Duty in Delhi by the External Affairs Ministry. He spent ten years working there.

In 1966: He was chosen to serve in the Rajya Sabha.

Achievements and Awards:

In 1976: He was honored with India’s third-highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan.

In 1990: The movie Agneepath, starring Amitabh Bachchan, incorporates couplets from his work "Agneepath."

In 2012: The remake of Agneepath, starring Hrithik Roshan, uses couplets from his work "Agneepath."

Unknown Facts:

Harivansh is the author of the widely-read poetry Madhushala and frequently begins his introductions with the words "Mitti ka tan, masti ka man, kshan-bhar jivan-mera parichay," which translate to "a body of clay, a mind of fun, a second of life, my introduction."

Harivansh Rai did not always go by the last name of Bachchan. Srivastava was his original last name.

Physical Stats

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 173 cm
In Meters 1.73 m
In feet Inches 5'8"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 55 Kg
In Pounds 121 lbs
Body Measurements (Approx.)
Chest 40 inches
Waist 30 inches
Biceps 15 inches
Eye Color
Hair Color

Family Details

Father's Name
Pratap Narayan Shrivastav
Mother's Name
Saraswati Devi
Teji Bachchan, Shyama
Ajitabh Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan
Shweta Bachchan Nanda