Bio: Gopaldas Saxena 'Neeraj (popularly known as Niraj or Neeraj) (born 1925) is a poet and author of Hindi literature. He is also a famous poet of Hindi Kavi sammelan. He was born in the village of Puravali near Mahewa of Etawah in Uttar Pradesh, India on 4 January 1924.[citation needed] He wrote under the pen name "Neeraj". His style is considered easy to understand and has been compared with high quality Hindi literature. He was awarded Padma Shri in 1991 and Padma Bhushan in 2007.
Born: 4 January 1925 (age 92), Ekdil
Parents: Babu Brajkisor Saxena