Shiv Narayan Singh Bisht : Who collected Garhwali, Himalayan Folklores
By profession, Shiv Narayan Singh Bisht was a businessman but he had love for legends of Garhwal, Himalaya. He collected folklores of Garhwal and published them too.
Shiv Narayan Singh Bisht was born in a small village Badkholu, Manyrasyun Patti of Pauri Garhwal on 17th January, 1887. He opened his shop naming ‘ Garhwal Vyavsaya Bhandar’ in Duggada an oldest business centre of Pauri Garhwal. He was elected twice the member of Jila Parishad, Pauri Garhwal, Himalaya.
Garhwalis will never forget his contribution in collecting Folklores of regional interest. He collected and inspire other for collecting folklores of each areas from Garhwal, specially of Salan area. He edited and published ‘ Gadhsumyal’ containing tens of folklores of Salan Garhwal. Still tens of folklores collected by him are unpublished .
Shiv Dayal Singh Bisht expired on 2nd August, 1933, Dwarikhal, Langur, Pauri Garhwal.
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