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Maithili Sharan Gupt
Maithili Sharan Gupt (1886-1964) is considered as one of the pioneers of 'Khari Boli' poetry. He revived the epic tradition with his long narrative poems like Jayadrath Vadh (1910), Pancavati (1925), Saket (1931) and Yashodhara (1932). He also translated Madhusudan Dutt's Meghnadvadh-kavya into Hindi. In his literary career spanning 57 years, Gupt has written over sixty works, comprising 49 collections and 17 translations of poetry and drama. He was honoured with the title 'National Poet'.