Kaka Hathrasi was a Hindi satirist and humorist poet of India. His real name was Prabhu Lal Garg. But he chose ‘Kaka’ as he played the same character in the play and ‘Hathrasi’ because of his hometown Hathras. The basic intention of his literature was to make people aware of the social and evils during his time in India. He mainly wrote about satires based on corruption and greed that engulfed India during his time. His unique and amazing style got into the hearts of the people and he got the biggest achievements of being named the ‘Jan Kavi’ or the ‘People’s Poet’.
Kaka Hathrasi also established the Sangeet Karyalaya in 1932 for a center for India classical music. And in 1935, he started a magazine called Sangeet for books on Indian classical music and dance. He was also awarded with Padma Shri by the President of India in the year 1985. Further, Kaka entered the Limca Book of Records for his radio show ‘Meethi Meethi Hasivan’ for airing a record of 786 shows in 11 years. Also, the Kaka Hathrasi Sangeet Sammaan is awarded to be the most distinguished musician in India.
Today, the Delhi-based ‘Hindi Academy’ awards the annual Kaka Hathrasi Award for outstanding contribution in the literary field every year. Some of his famous works include ‘Kaka ke Kartoos’, ‘Kakadoot’, ‘Kaka ke Kehkahe’ and ‘Kake ke Prehsan’. He died on his birthday on 18th September 1995 at the age of 89.
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