Shri Lal Shukla was born on 31st December 1925. He is a very popular writer and majorly writes satire very well. He was into Provincial Civil Services in Uttar Pradesh and later he became an IAS officer as well. He has written a lot of books during his lifetime. He wrote more than 25 books and his books are very inspiring and motivational.

Few of his popular books are Raag Darbari, Bisrampur Ka Sant and many more. Through his novels he tried to explain the world the changes that took place in the post independence era in the Indian society, he tried to tell the world that the values are falling. He writes satire very well and his writings reflect the life of the people in the urban area.

His famous book Raag Darbari was translated into 15 Indian languages and English as well. In 1980’s his series broadcasted for several months and became popular. He has also written Aadmi Ka Zahar which was a detective novel which also got published in the magazine called ‘Hindustan’. He has got many awards in the year 2011;he won the Janpith award which is the highest literary award in India. In the year 1969 he received the Sahitya Akademi Award for his popular novel Raag Darbari. He also got the Vyas Samman award in the year 1999 for his very famous novel Bisrampur Ka Sant.

In the year 2008 he received the Padma Bhushan award by the Honorable President Of  India. In the year 2005 on his 80th birthday his friends decided to make it one of his memorable birthdays and decided to do something different for him therefore, they organized a cultural and literary event for him in Delhi. On his 80th birthday they also gifted him a book named Sri Lal Shukla – Jeevan Hi Jeevan and this book consists of the writings of many famous authors like Rajendra Yadav, Ashok Bajpai and many more. He got his first book published in the year 1957, Sooni Ghaati.

In the year 1981 he represented India in the International Writers Meet which was held in Belgrade. In the year 1983 he was retired from the Administrative Services. He wrote many famous satires as well; some of them are Angad ka Paanv in the year 1958, Yahaan Se Vahaan in the year 1970, Khabron Ki Jugaali in the year 2005, Agli Shataabdi Ka Seher in the year 1996 and many more.

He also wrote many famous short stories; he wrote Yeh Ghar Mera Nahin in the year 1979, Iss Umra Mein in the year 2003, Suraksha Tatha Anya Kahaaniyan in the year 1991 and many more. He has also visited many countries and received many awards for his writings there also.

Nirmal Verma Hindi Actor

Nirmal Verma

Nirmal Verma is an Indian activist, writer, and translator who predominantly wrote in Hindi. He was born on April 3, 1929, in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. His father used to serve as an officer in Civil and Services Department of the British Indian Government. He has total seven siblings. He had a Masters in History and was a student of St. Stephen's College, Delhi. In 1950, his first article got published in a student's magazine. From thereon, he embarked on his journey of writing which spanned for glorious twenty-five years. While writing, his was actively involved in politics. Though he was a member of Communist Party of India, he would attend morning prayer meetings of Mahatma Gandhi in Delhi. However, in 1956, after the invasion of Hungary, he resigned from the party. His activism and political views were reflected in his writings as well. Oriental Institute, Prague, invited him to start a program with the intention of translating books of Bohumil Hrabal, Karel Capek, and Milan Kundera, all writers of Czech, into Hindi. He stayed there for ten years, learned their language and translates their nine classics. While living there, he also traveled and explored the Europe. The countries that he traveled inspired him so much that he documented them in his seven novels. Some of them are Ve Din, Cheeron Par Chandni, Dhund Se Uthti Dhun, and Har Barish Mein. After returning to India, he openly opposed the Indian Emergency and became an advocate of the Tibetan independence movement. His writing reflected his changed communist views and high regard for Indian traditions so much that people began to consider him as a pro-Hindutva writer. For three years he headed Nirala, a committee of writers in Bharat Bhavan. After that, he became the head of Yashpal Creative Writing Chair, Shimla. Kumar Shahani, a filmmaker, adapted one of his story named Maya Darpan for the silver screen and it won the Film fare Award in the critic's category. Verma collaborated with Rajendra Yadav, Mohan Rakesh, Amarkant, Kamleshwar, and Bhisham Sahni and together they started a movement named Nayi Kahani in the Hindi literature. The names of some of his other notable works which he published are Andhere Mein, Meri Priya Kahanian, Ab Kuchh Nahin, Kavve Aur Kala Pani, Lal Teen Ki Chhat, Beech Bahas Mein, and Dedh Inch Upar. He has also won the Jnanpith Award, Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, and Padma Bhushan. In 1988, BBC Channel Four telecasted a film on him.


Mridula Sinha

Mridula Sinha is an Indian writer and politician. She is the current Governor of Goa. She was born on 27th November 1942 in the Chhapra Daramdur Yada village in the Muzaffarpur district in Bihar. Mridula is the daughter of Babu Chhabile Singh and Anupa Devi. She studied at the local school in Chhapra and then in Balika Vidyapeeth in the Lakhisarai district. Mridula did an under graduate course in 1962 and a post graduate course in 1964 in Psychology from the Bihar University. She also earned a B. Ed. Degree from the Bihar University in 1971. Then she became a lecturer at the Dr. S. K. Sinha Women’s College in Motihari. She then started a school in Muzaffarpur. She earned the Honorary Doctorate degree from the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University in Muzaffarpur. She is married to Bihar’s cabinet minister Dr. Ram Kripal Sinha. Mridula had a keen interest in writing since childhood but pursued a career in writing only after marriage with some encouragement from her husband. She wrote short stories on folk tales, village traditions and cultural matters, the stories were published Hindi magazines. She later compiled her short stories into a two volume Anthology series titled Bihar Ki Lok-Kathaye. She wrote several novels like Sita Puni Boli, Dekhan Mein Choten Lagen, Gharwaas and Nayi Devyani. Her novel Jyo Mehendi Ko Rang inspired a short film by Doordarshan channel of the same title. One of her popular works is Ek Thi Rani Aisi Bhi, which was a biography on Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia, wife of the last Maharaja of Gwalior and a prominent politician. Director Gul Bahar Singh filmed a historical drama in 2013 based on Mridula’s work with the same title. She is the editor and the founder of the magazine Panchva Stambh. Mridula took part in her husband’s political campaign for the district committee which aroused her interest in social welfare. She became the Chairperson of Central Social Welfare Board from 1998 to 2004. She was a member of the national administration of the BJP till August 2014. During the 2014 Indian Elections, she was the head of the party’s female division. She took office as the Governor of Goa on 25th August 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed Mridula as an ambassador of the Swachh Bharata Abhiyan. Mridula received awards and accolades like the Sahithya Bhushan Samman, Rashtriya Shikhar Samman, Pt. Deen Daya; Upadhyay Samman, Kalpataru Samman, Ojaswini Shikhar Samman and Sahithya Shri Samman.

Mridula Sinha Hindi Actress