महादेवी वर्मा
Born 26 March 1907
Farrukhabad, Farrukhabad District, Uttar Pradesh, British India
Died 11 September 1987 (aged 80)
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Occupation Writer, poet, Freedom Fighter, Woman's Activist, Educationist
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Orthodox Hindu
Citizenship Indian
Education MA Sanskrit Allahabad University
Alma mater Crosthwaite Girls School, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Period Early 20th Century
Genre Poetry, literature
Literary movement Chhayavaad
Notable awards 1979: Sahitya Akademi Fellowship
1982: Jnanpith Award
1956: Padma Bhushan
1988: Padma Vibhushan
Spouse Dr Swarup Narayan Vin 1988.[3]
Mahadevi Varma (Hindi: महादेवी वर्मा) best known as an outstanding Hindi poet, and was a freedom fighter, woman's activist and educationist from India. She is widely regarded as the "modern Meera".[1] She was a major poet of the Chhayavaad generation, a period of romanticism in Modern Hindi poetry ranging from 1914–1938. With passage of time, her limited but outstanding prose has been recognised as unique in Hindi Literature. She was a prominent poet in Hindi Kavi sammelans (Gatherings of poets).

She was the Principal, and then the Vice-Chancellor of Prayag Mahila Vidyapeeth, a woman's residential college in Allahabad. She was awarded India's highest literary award, for lifetime achievement, the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship in 1979, followed by the Jnanpith Award in 1982.[2] She was the recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian award, Mahadevi Verma

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