Shrilal shukla decorated with the third biggest civilian award of the country the Padambhushan was one of the great stars in the firmament of Hindi literature. His most celebrated work ” Raag Darbari” is one of the classics of Hindi literature.
He abandoned the world on 27th October and thus this day is celebrated as his “Punyathithee”. Recalling the legendary writer on the occasion, IFFCO MD Dr Awasthi, who happens to be his son in law tweeted about the time spent together with him.
Awasthi wrote ”today is the death anniversary of the Padambhushan award winner the author of Raag Darbari -the literary work that transcends time. The affectionate moments spent with him are invaluable treasures for me. I salute his memory millions of times and pay my respectful homage.”
It bears recall that IFFCO set up a Literary award in his name in 2011 which is given every year for outstanding writing on the life in the countryside. Srilal Shukla was a versatile writer who portrayed the life of rural as well as semi-urban areas in its totality and made a scathing attack on the exploitative system prevailing in the countryside.
Some of the winners of this award include Vidya Sagar Nautial, Shekhar Joshi, Sanjeev, Mithileshwar, Ashtabhuja Shukla, Kamla Kant Tripathy and Ramdev Dhurandhar.