1915 - Born Ramchandra Barayanji Dwivedi into a middle-class Brahmin family in the small central Indian town of Badnagar, in Madhya Pradesh state.
1939 - Graduating from Lucknow University, he decided to join a teacher's course and teaching.
1960 - The popularity of his songs was on the wane and film producers who were looking for western music and fast numbers avoided him.
1961 - Best film lyricist.
- Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.
1962 - He heard about Param Vir Major Shaitan Singh Bhaati.
1975 - He continued to show his brilliance, when the movie Jai Santoshi Maa was released.
1993 - The national integration award.
1998 - Died at the age of 83 in Mumbai on the 11th of December.
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