Famous personalities in Kanpur
The following personalities have given their valuable contribution to the Kanpur city -
• Poet Bal Krishna Sharma aka "Navin", after whom the largest shopping centre of Kanpur, Navin Market is named.
• Poet Gopal Das "Niraj" is known for writing songs for "Bollywood" movies.
• Composer Shyamlal Gupta "Parshad" composed one of the famous ditties "Vijayee Vishwa Tiranga Pyara"
• Great Hindi litterateurs of Kanpur like Acharya Mahavir Parasad Dwivedi, Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi, Pratap Narain Mishra and Acharya Gaya Prasad Shukla 'Sanehi' have given their valuable contribution in the field of Hindi literature.
• A well known agricultural institute, Chandrashekhar Azad Agricultural University in Kanpur is named after the great freedom fighter, Chandrashekhar Azad. Similarly the Medical College is named after a great revolutionist, Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi. Both men spent a lot of time in Kanpur.