*Bhartendu Harishchandra,* born on 9 September 1850

*Bhartendu Harishchandra,* born on 9 September 1850

*Bhartendu Harishchandra,* born on 9 September 1850, is known as the father of modern Hindi literature as well as Hindi theatre. He is considered one of the greatest Hindi writers of modern India. A recognised poet, he was a trendsetter in Hindi prose-writing. He was an author of several dramas, life sketches and travel accounts; he used new media like reports, publications, letters to the editor, translations and literary works to shape public opinion.

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