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Sachidanand Hiranand Vatsyayan 'Agyeya'
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Sachchidanand Hiranand Vatsyayan 'Agyeya' was born on 7 March 1911 in Kasya (modern Kushinagar) of Uttar Pradesh. His early education took place at home where he was taught Sanskrit, Persian, English and Bangla language and literature. He has made his mark in Hindi literature as a versatile poet, editor, fine-essayist and novelist. Along with this, he has also enriched Hindi literature with his travelogues, translations, criticism, memoirs, diaries, thought-prose and drama.

Agyeya is called the originator of 'Prayogwaad' (experimentalism) in poetry. 'Taar Saptak' and 'Doosra Saptak' which came out under his editing, this style was marked as a new stream. 'Prayogwaad' is considered to have evolved in response to the earlier poetic trends 'Chhayavad' and 'Pragativada'. Agyeya is also considered the pioneer of the 'Nayi Kavita' (New Poetry) stream. The poets of 'Doosra Saptak' and 'Third Saptak' published under his editing are among the prominent poets of Nayi Kavita.

Agyeya was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in the year 1964 for 'Aangan Ke Paar Dwar' and the Jnanpith Award in the year 1978 for 'Kitni Naao Mein Kitni Baar'.

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