Shail Chaturvedi (June 29, 1936 – October 29, 2007) was a Hindi poet, satirist, humorist, lyricist and actor from India, most known for his political satire in the 70’s and the 80’s.
He started his career as a lecturer at Allahabad University, soon started taking part in various Kavi sammelan (poetry gatherings), and with his tongue-in-cheek political commentary, made a place for himself amidst leading humorists, hasya kavi of the 1970s and 1980s, like Kaka Hathrasi, Pradeep Chaubey and Ashok Chakradhar. He became a regular feature of the annual kavi sammelan on Doordarshan, state-run TV channel, around the Holi festival. He also acted in a number of Hindi films, like Uphaar (1971), Chitchor (1976), Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986) and Kareeb (1998)
He died on October 29, 2007, after suffering from chronic renal failure for some time, and was survived by his wife Daya and three sons.
He shown his acting talent in some famous TV series like
- Shrimaan Shrimati (1989) as Bablu Prasad Sharma (Keshav’s boss)
- Zabaan Sambhalke (1993) as School Inspector
- Byomekesh Bakshi (1997) as Rameshwar Roy
His popular poetries and books are as follows.
- Bazar Ka Ye Hal Hai, Pub. Shri Hindi Sahitya Sansar, 1988.
- Chal Gayi, Fusion Books
Just follow the links to read all the poems by Shail Chaturvedi