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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Garhwali -Poet-६ - Shushil Chandra : humorous poet

Garhwali -Poet-6
Shushil Chandra : humorous poet
By : Bhishma Kukreti


Many Garhwali language poet does not get recognition because of living either in far area of Garhwal or living in cities far away from Delhi and Dehradun. Mostly, Garhwali poets get fame and recognition by reading their poetries in kavisammelan . Sushil Chandra is a Garhwali poet of immense potentiality for presenting us witty, humorous poems but he did not get chance for publishing many of his poems. He was born in 1970, in Kathgun, Maidadsyun, Pauri Garhwal.
A graduate and principle in a junior college Panchur, Sushil Chandra is writes amusing and uncomplicated poetry on the subject of our daily life and peoples’s suffering.

He is on his height on describing the corruption in government administration and in political world of Garhwal. We may find his way of narrating the corruption spread in many areas of Garhwal. One such poem is as :

Ek aadim karjauki bhainsi leenu blokam jand
File bananda-bananda , adda bhainsi wakhi khai jand

Sirri fatti bi: bank man bante jand
Bema karan koo vai ma kandood I rai jand


His way of narrating poetry is very simple and criticizing the ridicules happening in Garhwal as in the poem “mi jo mantri baun jaunlu to”, he shows us the way political workers act

Mi jo mantri baunu jaunloo
Kuchh kai-kai ko dikhauloo
Mafia ko sargana raiki
Des tain mafiamukt karauloo


Many people started saying that, now, Garhwali humorous poetry is nothing but elongated pun s and being written for kavisammelan. However, this not the case of poems created by Sushil Chandra. His poems are serious but with lot of wit and satire and by reading his poems we may also smile.

Sushil Chandra has created tens of poems published in local papers of Garhwal. He is also famous dramatist of Ekeshwar and Dhoundiyalsyun region.

Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti, 5/3/2009, Mumbai, India