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Narayan Gangaram Surve (Devanagari: नारायण गंगाराम सुर्वे) (b. 1926) is a Marathi poet from Maharashtra, India.

He was born on October 15, 1926. Orphaned or abandoned soon after birth, he grew up in the streets of Mumbai, sleeping on the pavement and earning a meager livelihood by doing odd jobs. He taught himself to read and write, and in 1966 published his first book of poems Majhe Widyapith (माझे विद्यापीठ ; My University).

Surve actively worked in the workers' union movement in Mumbai and supported himself as a schoolteacher.

In the 1970s, he was often championed in India as well as in the Soviet Union and some Eastern bloc countries as a proletarian poet.

Surve received for his poetry Golden Lotus Award, and Kabir Sammanin 1999 from the state government of Madhya Pradesh. He was a Convener of the Marathi Advisory Board of Sahitya Akademi. He presided over Marathi Sahitya Sammelan at Parbhani in 1995.

In 1998, he received a Padma Shri award from the government of India for excellence in Literature & Education.

The following is a partial list of compilations of Surve's poems and essays:

  • माझे विद्यापीठ (Majhe Widyapith) (1966)
  • जाहीरनामा (Jahirnama) (1978)
  • ऐसा गा मी ब्रह्म (Aisa Ga Mi Brahma)
  • सनद (Sanad)
  • मानुष कलावंत (Manush Kalawant)
  • आणि समाज (Ani Samaj)
  • सर्व सुर्वे (Sarva Surve) (संपादन: वसंत शिरवाडकर) (Editor: Vasant Shirwadkar)

On the Pavemenu of Life ( 1973 ) is a compilation of English translations of Surve's early poems.

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