Governor Anandiben Patel has expressed grief over demise of renowned litterateur, journalist and first Chairman of Chhattisgarh Rajbhasha Commission Padmshri Pt. Shyamlal Chaturvedi.
In her message, the Governor said that Late Pt Shyamlal Chaturvedi has made tremendous contribution to literature and culture of Chhatttisgarh.
The Governor said that the demise of Pt Shyamlal Chaturvedi is an irreparable loss to the state and he would always be remembered as an inspiration in the world of Journalism. She has empathized with the grief-stricken family of late Pt Shyamlal Chaturvedi and has prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace.
Chief Minister Raman Singh expressed his deep condolences on the sad demise of poet, literary giant and journalist Pandit Shyamlal Chaturvedi.
Padmasri awardee and First Chairperson of Chhattisgarh Rajya Bhasha Ayog Pt Shyamlal Chaturvedi passed away at a private hospital in his home town Bilaspur today morning.
In a condolence message , Singh mentioned that with the demise of Pandit Chaturvedi, golden Era in journalism and literature had come to an end.
The Chief Minister said that Pandit Shyamlal Chaturvedi in his seven-decade long career had enriched the Chhattisgarhi and Hindi literature with his brilliant writings and illuminated the folk culture and literature.
Singh said that Pandit Chaturvedi’s contributions to the field of Chhattisgarh literature and cultural history will be remembered forever.
The Chief Minister expressed his deep sympathies to the members of the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul.
It may be mentioned here that Pandit Shyamlal Chaturvedi was honoured with Pandit Sundarlal Sharma Rajya Alankaran on the occasion of ‘Rajyotsav’ in 2004.
He was awarded ‘Padmashri’ by the Union Government on April 2 this year in New Delhi.
Pandit Shyamlal Chaturvedi also worked as a journalist in various renowned newspapers at Bilaspur.
The State Government had awarded ‘Best Panchayat' award to the gram panchayat in the then undivided Bilaspur district. He had started wearing Khadi under the influence of Mahatma Gandhi.
Pt Shyamlal Chaturvedi had passed M.A. privately. His writings ‘Bholwa Bholaram Banis’ and ‘Parra Bar Lahee’ are among the most popular.
He received many prestigious awards during the course of his illustrious career spanning several decades.