Raghuvansh a man of conviction: Nitish Kumar
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar described the late litterature and socialist Raghuvansh as a man of conviction at the launch of the professor’s book “Hum Bheed Hain”.
“He was a man of conviction who used to write despite his physical disability,” said the chief minister at the launch of the book at Constitution Bhavan here on Tuesday.
“I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to launch the book of this great socialist writer. We have heard his name since our student days and during the JP movement,” he said.
“Hum Bheed Hain” is a collection of Raghuvansh’s writings, published by Rajkamal Prakashan Samuh.
“Professor Raghuvansh is one of the pioneers who brought Hindi criticism into the mainstream,” noted poet Ashok Vajpeyi said.
Describing the relevance of the book, journalist Harivansh said, “The collection of writings about education, culture and society are relevant even to this day.”
Rajya Sabha MP. D.P Tripathi said: “Professor Raghuvansh was a true socialist who didn’t just write about socialism, but lived it too.”
Raghuvansh had been honoured with prestigious awards, including the Sahitya Bhushan Samman, the Shankar Puraskar (K.K. Birla Foundation) and the Moortidevi Puraskar.