Kavi Pradeep

Kavi PradeepKavi Pradeep, born Ramchandra Narayanji Dwivedi, was an Indian poet and songwriter who is best known for his patriotic song “Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo” written as a tribute to the soldiers who had died defending the country during the Sino-Indian War.

His first recognition came for his patriotic lyrics for the film Bandhan (1940). His status as a nationalistic writer got immortalised for writing a daringly patriotic song “Door Hato Ae Duniya Walo” (Move Away O Outsiders) in India’s first golden jubilee hit Kismet (1943) because he was forced to go underground to avoid arrest immediately after the film’s release that invited the ire of British government.

In a career span of five decades, Kavi Pradeep wrote about 1,700 songs and nationalistic poems including the lyrics for some 72 films.