Bhagwati Charan Verma
Born: 30 August 1903
Died: 5 October 1981
- He was one of the leading writers in Hindi.
- He wrote many novels, his best work was Chitralekha (1934), which was made into two successful Hindi films, 1941 and 1964.
- He was awarded Sahitya Akademi Award for his epic five-part novel, Bhoole Bisre Chitra in 1961 and Padma Bhushan in 1971.
- He was also nominated to Rajya Sabhain 1978.
- After his education, he practiced law at Kanpur and later at Hamirpur where he wrote his historic novel Chitralekha in 1934.
- Its success got him instant fame and started his literary career in which he went to write over 17 novels.
- He works at Calcutta Film Corporation for a while, followed by editing a weekly magazine, Vichaar.
- He also did screenwriting in Bombay, and later edited a Hindi daily Navjeevan, and finally, he started writing independently in 1957.
- He also served as a Hindi advisor at All India Radio, Lucknow and later in 1978, he was nominated to the Upper House of Indian Parliament, Rajya Sabha.
- He died on 5 October 1981.
- A park is named after him, in his birthplace, the town of Safipur.
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