Recognition in U.S.A in Canada


  1. Gulab Khandelwal was awarded the Honorary Citizenship of Baltimore City (U.S.A.) on 13th July 1985 “for his achievements and eminent gifts to our times.” And this day was declared as Hindi Day in the entire state by the Governor of Maryland. The Mayor of Baltimore also declared this day as Hindi Day in the City of Baltimore.
  2. He was awarded the Vishisht Samman (Special Literary Award) by the Antar Rashtriya Hindi Samiti, Washington D.C. (U.S.A.), on 6th Dec 1986.
  3. On 10th October 1998, he was honored by Alberta Hindi Parishad, Edmonton (Canada).
  4. On 26th January 2006 for the Republic Day celebration of India, Gulab Khandelwal was honored by the Governor of Maryland (U.S.A) and the title of ‘Kavi Samrat’ was bestowed upon him by the Governor.
  5. On 28th April 2013, AntarRashtriya Hindi Samiti, Ohio, felicitated him the title of ‘Aaj Ke Tulsidas’ for his contribution to the Hindi Literature.
  6. On 22th April 2017, Bazm-E-Sukhan of Ohio, USA, awarded him the Lifetime Achievement Award


Recognition in India


  1. Gulab Khandelwal was felicitated by the Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sahitya Sammelan in 1979.
  2. In 1989, he was conferred the highest honor of Sahitya Vachaspati (equivalent to the degree of Ph. D.) by Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Prayag, under the president-ship of Padma Bhushan Dr. Ram Kumar Verma.
  3. He was the president of Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Prayag, since 1989, a post in which he got elected six times consecutively and unanimously.
  4. In 1997, his two books – Bhakti-Ganga and Tilak Kare Raghubeer were released by The President of India, honorable Shri Shankar Dayal Sharma.
  5. In 2001, he was felicitated jointly by the then Governor of U. P. Shri Vishnukant Shastri, ex-Chief Minister of U. P. Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav, Pujya Murari Bapu, and ex-Attorney General Shri Shanti Bhushan in Itawa, India.



Other honors


  1. He was the president of Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Prayag (India), since 1989, a post in which he got elected six times consecutively and unanimously, and held for more than twenty years.
  2. In 2007 he became the president of Bharti Parishad, Allahabad (India), an organization founded by Mahamana Malviya Ji in 1910.
  3. For fifteen years he had been the senior member of the editorial board of ‘Vishwa’, a tri-monthly literary journal published in Hindi in the U.S.A by the International Hindi Association.
  4. He had been the president of ‘Archana’, a literary society of Kolkata, India, founded in the 1950s.