Anand Shankar Madhavan

a poem by Bijay Kant Dubey

When he called me, I went on
To meet him
The founder of Mandar Hindi Vidyapitha
A South Indian from Kerala
A lover of Hindi
A Gandhian and a nationalist
A freedom fighter
And a litterateur
Making Mandar, Baunsi
As the centre of his activity
His karmabhumi
And in it many landlords helped him too