Well-known Indian poet, translator felicitated

Dr Madhu came to the erstwhile Soviet Union in 1957 under a government programme to translate the literary works of Russian classics of Alexander Pushkin, Anton Chekhov and Leo Tolstoy into Hindi.

He introduced the beauty of Russian children's literature to the millions of young Indians in post-independence India.

Dr Madhu was also a founder-member of the Hindustani Samaj and its president for more than 30 years.

Speaking at the function, which was organised by the Hindustani Samaj and other social organisations in the D P Dhar Hall of the embassy, Deputy Chief of the Mission Anil Trigunayat underlined the contribution Dr Madhu to the Indo-Russian friendship and literature.

Dr Madhu has been awarded the Russian Order of Friendship and Padma Shri by the governments of the two countries for promoting bilateral ties between the two close allies.
Dr Madhu was greeted by renowned Russian scholar of Hindi, Evgeny Chelyshev and famous actor Gennady Pechnikov, who had played the role of Lord Rama in Ramayana staged by a theatre in Soviet times.

He has been witness to the great transformation of the bilateral ties between the two nations over the years.

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