Vidrohi: Obituary for a Peoples’ Poet

December 14, 2015

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[Vidrohi, dissident Hindi poet, has passed away on 8th December, 2015. Till the last he was on the side of resistance. Vidrohi (rebel), pen name of Rama Shankar Yadav, has been living in JNU for more than 30 years — often without a roof over his head and without knowing where his next meal is going to come from. All this failed to blunt the razor-sharp incisiveness of his simple verses. He has been instrumental in kindling the mind of generations of students with revolutionary fervour and undying hope. This hope which will remain Vidrohi’s legacy. We present here an obituary article: “Vidrohi, the last people’s poet in Hindi, departs” and two documentaries. -Ed]

Vidrohi, the last people’s poet in Hindi, departs