Sumitranandan Pant is the recipient of Padma Bhushan (the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India) and Padma Vibhushan (the second-highest civilian award in the Republic of India). This progressive left-wing 20th century poet of Hindi language added the flavor of romanticism to his poems which was inspired by nature, people and beauty within. Some of his famous poems are Angoothita, Bharatmata Gramvasini, Main sabse chhoti hun and Maun Nimantran.
Rabindranath Tagore, also known as Ravindranatha Thakura is a renowned figure of Indian literary world. Tagore is known mostly for his poetry. In writing poetry, he was influenced by the atavistic mysticism of Vyasa and other rishi-authors of the Upanishads, the Bhakti-Sufi mystic Kabir and Ramprasad Sen. Gitanjali is considered to be his best-known collection of poetry. Apart from poetry, Tagore had shown his versatility in writing novels, essays, short stories, travelogues, dramas, thousands of songs and autobiographies.
Ramanuja Kavirayar is recognized as a Tamil savant and poet. Three of his noted devotional poems are Thiruvengadavar Anubhuthi on Lord Venkatesa of Tirupati, Parthasarathy Padampunai Pamalai on God Parthasarathy of Triplicane and Varadarajar Padirrupa-Thanthadi one the Lord of the famous temple of Kanchipuram. Pancharatnamala on Pachaiyappa Mudaliar, the great philanthropist is recognized as the stray poem of Kavirayar.
Gopalakrishna Adiga is considered to be a significant part of the modern Kannada poetry. Modern Indian literature over five decades received influential contributions of Adiga in terms of essays, translations and poems. Adiga, the pioneer of new style poetry has a collection of poems called Samagra Kavya and Idanna Bayasiralilla as significant part of his literary works. Some of his other contributions are a book of essays called Mannina Vasane, a novel called Ananthe and a magazine called Sakshi.
Lalitha Lenin is recognized as a Malayalam poet. She has contributed poems, short-stories and articles to mainstream periodicals. The names of her poetries are Karingili, Karkidavaavu, Namukku, Praarthikkaam and Kadal. The novel which she has written for children is called Minnu. She has also worked as a translator.
Other Indian Poets
Some of the other Indian Poets are Niranjan Bhagat, Namdeo Dhasal, Kusumagraj and Brajanath Ratha.