Sudama Pandey “Dhoomil” (सुदामा पांडेय ‘धूमिल’) (November 9, 1936 – February 10, 1975), most commonly called Dhoomil, was a renowned Hindi poet from Varanasi, who is known for his revolutionary writings and his “protest-poetry”, along with Muktibodh.
Sudama Panday “Dhoomil” was born on November 9, 1936 in Khewali, Varanasi district, Uttar Pradesh. After successfully passing out to tenth standard, he joined the Industrial training institute (ITI), Varanasi, where he passed out with a Diploma in Electricals, and later he joined the same institution, as an instructor in the Electricals Department. He died on February 10, 1975, at the young age of 38 years.
Known as the angry young man of Hindi poetry due to his rebellious writings, during his lifetime, he published just one collection of poems, Sansad se Sarak Tak, संसद से सड़क तक (From the Parliament to the Street), but another collection of his work, entitled Kal Sunna Mujhe कल सुनना मुझे was released posthumously, which in 1979, went on to win the Sahitya Akademi Award in Hindi.
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