Rajendra Yadav, the noted Hindi writer passed away on 28 October 2013 at Mayur Vihar, Delhi because of prolonged illness. He was 84 years old.
Life History of Rajendra Yadav
• Rajendra Yadav was born on 28 August 1929 in Agra.
• He was a pioneer of Hindi literary movement known as Nayi Kahani in the 60s.
• He re-launched Munshi Premchand's magazine HANS, which he himself had been editing since 1986.
• Pret Bolte Hain was his first novel and it was published in the year 1951. This was the first Hindi novel to try to shock orthodox Indian cultural traditions.
• Pret Bolte Hain written by Rajendra Yadav was adapted into the movie of the same title, Sara Akash, by Basu Chatterjee in 1969.
• His other novels included Ukhre Huey Log and Shaah aur Maat.
• He wrote various stories during his career.
• He was also nominated as a member of the Board of Prasar Bharati, from 1999 to 2001.
• Rajendra Yadav’s wife Mannu Bhandari is also a renowned Hindi writer.
• He authored two other novels entitled Kulta (The Wayward Wife), and Shaah aur Maat (Check and Mate).
• Apart from these novels, his other works included Ek Inch Muskaan (A Little Smile), which was co-authored by his wife Mannu Bhandari. It was the love tragedy of schizophrenic individuals.