Suryakant Tripathi Nirala
Suryakant Tripathi Nirala was an important member of the Chhayavaad era of Hindi literature or the NeoRomantic period of Hindi literature. Most of his writings were unconventional and differed from the styles of his contemporaries. As stated earlier, he liked to voice his ill feelings about the society through his writings and this led to various publishers dismissing his work and not publishing them. Therefore, even though he was a writer of high standards, his talent and depth of knowledge of the Hindi language were recognized only after his death. Though nationalism and revolution were the chief contents of his writing, he also liked to deal with the history of languages, mythology and religion and nature. His writings often reflected his thorough study of the Puranas. In fact, it was because of the fact that his style of writing was totally different from his contemporaries that Suryakant Tripathi received the title of Nirala which means unique in the Hindi tongue.
Apart from writing and contributing to Hindi literature, Suryakant Tripathi Nirala was also an occasional painter. He was responsible for introducing the concept of free verse in the world of Hindi poems and prose. He is ?best remembered for his poem Saroj Smriti, which was dedicated to his deceased daughter. Suryakant Tripathi Nirala was a firm believer in the life and ideologies of stalwarts like Swami Vivekananda, Sri Ramkrishna Paramahansa and Rabindranath Tagore. It was their writings which helped him to improve his own style and content over the years. Suryakant Tripathi Nirala was one of the imminent members of the Hindi Kavi Sammelan, a gathering which encompassed some of the great poets of Hindi literature during the early twentieth century.