Bekal Utsahi, Indian poet and politician, Died at 88

Bekal Utsahi was born in 1928 and died on December 3, 2016.
He was a poet, writer, and politician.
Bekal Utsahi was a congressman close to Indira Gandhi and a Member of Parliament in the Upper House Rajya sabha.
Bekal Utsahi received several national awards, including the Padma Shri and Yash Bharti.
Bekal Utsahi was a former member of Rajya Sabha.
In 1976 he received the Padmashree Award in literature.
In a visit to the Mazar of Hazrat Vaaris Ali Shah of Dewa Sharif in 1945 Shah Hafiz Pyari Miyan quoted, “Bedam Gaya Bekal aaya”.
Following that incident, Mohammad Shafi Khan changed his name as “Bekal Varsi”.
In the period of Jawaharlal Nehru in 1952, an interesting event happened, which resulted in the emergence of Utsahi.
There was an election program of congress party in Gonda at that time.
He welcomed Nehru with his poetry “Kisan Bharat Ka”.
Additionally, Nehru was very much impressed and said, “Yeh hamara utsahi shayar hai”.
At the end, he was known as Bekal Utsahi in the literary world.
Bekal Utsahi passed away at 88 years old.