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Krishna Kumar Sharma Betaab
Poet
--: Biography of Krishna Kumar Sharma Betaab :--

 

Krishna Kumar Sharma  Betaab , Born in year 1924 at  Muzaffarnagar, and death in year 2001 at  New Delhi. He was a prominent activist in the Indian Independence Movement.
He was the President of the Allahabad University Student Association in 1942 when Mahatma Gandhi called for the Quit India Movement. He led the movemet at Allahabad University and at Allahabad. He received injuries to his right eye during a scuffle with the British Police and had permanent loss of vision.
He eventually graduated with a Masters in Law from Allahabad University, receiving a Gold Medal for academic excellence, and became a prominent poet and literary figure under the pen name of  "Betaab".
He had command over Persian, Urdu, English, Arabic, Hindi and Sanskrit; most of his literary work was in the form of Urdu Shers. He is widely renowned for his translation of the Hindu holy scripture, Bhagvad Geeta, from Sanskrit to Arabic, English and Persian. He wrote the lyrics for a few Bollywood movie songs in the 1950s. He was a close friend of Harivanshrai Bachchan, Majrooh Sultanpuri and Feroze Gandhi.
 
 
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