PANDEY, SHRI SUDHAKAR, M.Com., Sahitya Ratna, (Cong.), U.P. -Chandauli—1971, Son of Pt. Harihar Pandey; b. at Chakia, Varanasi, July 1, 1927; ed. at Central Hindu School, Varanasi and Kashi Hindu Vishwa-vidyalaya, Varanasi; m. Shrimati Shiv Devi Pandey; June 30, 1945; 2 s. and 2 d.; Professor, Principal, Writer and Journalist; awarded Sahitya Baridhi by Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, U.P.; participated in Freedom Struggle and was arrested on January 26, 1943; General Secretary, Nagari Pracharini Sabha, Varanasi; Member, (i) Hindi Education Advisory Committee, Government of India, (ii) Hindi Samiti, Uttar Pradesh Government, (iii) Granth Rachna Academy, U.P. Government, (iv) Managing Committee, Hindustani Academy, Prayag, (v) Managing Committee, Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, U.P., (vi) Managing Committee, Carmaivel Library Association, Varanasi and (vii) Standing Committee, Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Prayag; Secretary, Prasad Parishad, Kashi and Rashtriya Manas Chatushati Samiti,, Delhi; Convener, Bharat Sevak Samaj, Varanasi; Editor, Nagari Pracharini Patrika and Nagari Patrika; Joint Editor, Hindi Shabda Sagar; Convener-Editor, Hindi Sahitya Ka Brihat Itihas (16 vols.); General, Secretary, Advisory Committee and Editorial Board of Hindi Vishwakosh; was General Secretary, Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, U.P.; Member, Court of Kashi Hindu Vishwa-vidyalaya and Court of Lucknow University.
Social activities.—Founded institutions/societies for the welfare of the youth, neglected and helpless people; worked for providing encouragement to artists litterateurs and for the promotion of new talents.
Hobbies.—Study, love for art and listening to Indian music.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Poetical and literary symposia.
Special interests.—Language, literature, education, art and culture.
Books published.—Wrote over 50 books, which includes (i) Mudra aur Bank, (ii) Prasad Kavya-Kosh; (iii) Manas-Anusheelan, (iv) Prasad Ki Kavitayen, (v) Kriti aur Kritikar, (vi) Sanjh-Savare, (vii) Sada Suhagin Rooth Gai, (viii) Awashesh, (ix) Annapoorna, (x) Adhunik Pariwahan, (xi) Rasleen Granthawali, (xii) Kriparam Granthavali, (xiii) Neeharika, (xiv) Lo Gaate Hum, (xv) Ganga-Lehari, (xvi) Swartha aur Siddhi, (xvii) Prena Ke Prateek, (xviii) Jai Jawahar, (xix) Acharya Shukla Ke Pratinidhi Nibandh, (xx) Lal Chandrika and (xxi) Soam Nath Granthawali etc.
Sports and Clubs.—Prasad Parishad, Varanasi.
Permanent address.—K. 64/44, Gole Deenanath, Varanasi.