Dr Mahveer Prasad Lakheda : A Garhwali Language Poet and Phonology’s Expert
Dr Mahaveer Prasad Lakheda did not write much in Garhwali language but whatever, he wrote is appreciated by critics as Abodh Bandhu Bahuguna, Bhagwati Prasad Nautiyal for his brilliancy in using figures of speech, metaphors, symbols of Garhwali society and imagery in his few poems.
Dr Mahaveer Prasad Lakheda was born on 24th May, 1926 in a Himalayan village Jakhand of Tihri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. After getting M.A degree and getting Ph.D , Mahaveer Prasad became professor of Sanskrit in Allahabad University.
Dr Lakheda contributed more in Hindi language than Garhwali. However, his articles in Hindi language about Garhwali language are very important for understanding the linguistic science of Garhwali language . His book “ Garhwali Bhasha ki Lipi Peethika ‘ is about the phonology of Garhwali language and script. Dr Mahaveer Lakheda also collected a couple thousands Garhwali words for ‘Garhwali Dictionary’ but before he could complete his works for publishing Garhwali Dictionary , Dr Mahaveer Lakheda expired on 29 November 1982 in Allahabd.
Dr Mahaveer Lakheda was also sub-editor of Vasudhara published by garhwali Sahitya Parishad Allahabad . The articles in Vasudhara are about Garhwali literature and language.
Dr Lakheda created and published a few Garhwali poems. Those poems show his brilliancy in poetry creation. He was luminous in creating Garhwali language poems with figures of speech, using common symbols for gratifying the poems and his many poems are best examples of imagery in Garhwali poetry field.
Hinwali matha ma gangadhari ka lagaiki
Lalangi checkrail pithai kesari tilak
Chaupaso batoli saro gham ko pasaro
dandy on anchhlegye kathyon pachh udankaro
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