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Rajendra Yadav, the Noted Hindi Writer Passed Away at 84

Oct 29, 2013 10:50 IST

Rajendra YadavRajendra 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.

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