Krishan Chander 

Krishan Chander (1914-1977), an internationally known Urdu writer and winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award, published over 40 novels and collections of short stories. His writings have been translated into several Indian and European languages. Closely associated with the Progressive Writers’ Movement and the organisation for the promotion of the Urdu language in India, Krishan Chander also won the Soviet Land Nehru Award.