|‘Acharya’ Hazari Prasad Dwivedi was a Hindi novelist, essayist, literary historian, critic and scholar. He was born on August 19, 1907 in Arat-Dubeka Chhapra, Uttar Pradesh, India and authored several novels, historical outline of Hindi literature and collection of essays. He cracked the “Shastri” exam at Sanskrit University and got appointed as a Hindi teacher at Santiniketan. A little later, he became head of department of Hindi at Punjab University and Banaras Hindu University. He was also linked with Hindi related programmes carried out by the Indian Government. He was bestowed with the Padma Bhushan in 1957 for his immense contribution to the Hindi literature and Sahitya Akademi Award in 1973 for collection of essays, ‘Alok Parva’.