Awards And Recognition
In 1966, Harivansh Rai Bachchan was nominated to the Rajya Sabha and in 1969 he received the Sahitya Akademi Award. Seven years later the Government of India bestowed on him the Padma Bhushan in recognition for his contribution to Hindi literature. In addition he was also awarded the Sovietland Nehru Award, the Lotus Award of the Afro Asian writers conference and the Saraswati Samman. The Uttar Pradesh government conferred him the Yash Bharati Samman in 1994. A postage stamp was released in 2003 in his memory.