…मुझे तोड़ लेना वनमाली
उस पथ पर तुम देना फेंक
मातृभूमि पर शीश चढा़ने
जिस पथ जाऐं वीर अनेकउमेश चतुर्वेदी के स्वर में सुनिए यह प्रसिद्ध कविता
Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi (1889-1968) was one of the leading poets and journalists of the Indian freedom movement. Though a true disciple of Mahatma Gandhi, he also reflected the fiery patriotism of Tilak in his poetry. He was the illustrious Editor of “Prabha” and later “Karmaveer”, the journals which emitted fire at the British imperialism and inspired many to fight against the Raj, for which he was repeated imprisoned by the British. “Pushp Ki Abhilasha” is one of the greatest poems of Hindi literature.