A renowned writer, Bhagwati Charan Verma was born at Safipur in Unnao District of Uttar Pradesh, in 1903.
Among his popular works are 'Bhule Bisre Chitra', 'Prashan Aur Marichika', 'Chanakaya' and 'Chitralekha'. His achievements include Padma Bhushan, Sahitya Akademy Award and Sahitya Vachaspati Upadhi.
Verma worked as Hindi Advisor at All India Radio in Lucknow. In 1978, he became the member of Rajya Sabha. He passed away in 1980.