Acharya Shiv Pujan Sahay's Birth Anniversary Observed

Teachers, professors remember Sahay at a function at Arvind Mahila College in Patna on Wednesday.

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Patna: Teachers, professors, and students on Wednesday paid glowing tribute to noted author Acharya Shiv Pujan Sahay to mark his 125th birth anniversary at a function held at Arvind Mahila College in Patna.

Speaking on the occasion, former Director General of Police (DGP) Ramchandra Khan said that Sahay was a man of immense knowledge and integrity that were evident in all of his prose.

A contemporary of literary giants like Munshi Premchand and Jaishankar Prasad, Sahay played a major role in shaping the Indian literature through his essays, editorials, stories, and novels that earned him a Padma Bhushan award three years before his death on January 21, 1963.

Born in 1893 near Buxar in Bhojpur district, Sahay wrote and edited for various newspapers and magazines in Bihar, Kolkata, and Varanasi.

Others who also paid tribute to Sahay included former Vice Chancellor of B N Mandal University Dr. Amarnath Mishra, Usha Kiran Khan, Dr. Shahnaz Fatmi, Prof. Poonam Chowdhary, Dr. Reena Sahay, Dr. Renu Prabha, Dr. Usha Singh, Dr. Baliraji Maurya, and Dr. Shiv Narayan.

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