(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
June 30, 2013
Dr Shiv Kumar Mishra
RENOWNED Hindi critic and researcher, Dr Shiv Kumar Mishra, breathed his last on June 21, 2013, in an Ahmedabad hospital where he was under treatment for the preceding 15 days. He was cremated at 8 a m next day in Vallabh Vidyanagar.
He had been the national president of the Janvadi Lekhak Sangh (JLS).
Kumar Mishra was
financial grants from
the University Grants Commission (UGC), Dr Mishra worked on
completed two big
research projects, while some 25 students did PhD under him
during his three
decades long teaching career. He got the Soviet Land Nehru
Award on his
well-read book Marxvadi
Thought) in 1975.
He toured through the Soviet Union for two weeks in 1990 under
exchange programme of the government of
Mishra played a lead
role in the formation of the JLS; in fact he was the first to
ask for it after
the experience of the Emergency (1975-77). One of the founder
members of this
organisation, he was elected its general secretary at its
Jaipur conference in
1992 and its president at the
Apart from having penned about a dozen works in Hindi, he also edited two selections of Hindi poetry – one of the poems by Bhakti saints and the other of poems related to the independence struggle.
In a statement issued by its general secretaries, Dr M M P Singh and Dr Chanchal Chauhan, on June 21, the Janvadi Lekhak Sangh described the demise of Dr Shiv Kumar Mishra as a big loss to the organisation, the loss of a senior and leading comrade, apart from a loss to the whole Hindi world. The JLS has sent its condolences to the bereaved family and admirers.