Hazari Prasad Dwivedi belonged to the post-Acharya Shukla phase of history of Hindi literature. He was a scholarly person who mastered many languages and was well acquainted with their literature such as Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit, Apabramsa, and Hindi. He was also well versed in Gujarati and Punjabi. Through his knowledge of English he learnt the classics of ancient Greece and also Western philosophy.
In 1957, Hazari Prasad Dwivedi was honored with 'Padma Bhushan'. In 1960 he joined as the Professor and Head of the Department of Hindi of Punjab University, Chandigarh. Few years before his retirement, he again joined Banaras Hindu University as its Rector. In1973, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for his collection of essays Alok Parva. He was conferred with a D.Litt. by Lucknow University. He was chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Hindi Academy, till his death in Lucknow.
Some of Hazari Prasad Dwivedi's major works are:
Hazari Prasad Dwivedi passed away in the year 1979.
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Last Updated on : January 30, 2014