Kamleshwar (1932-2007) won the Sahitya Akademi Award for his epic, last novel, Kitne Pakistan. Author of over 30 books and several short story collections in Hindi, he also wrote extensively for films and television, and was awarded the Padma Bhushan. Together with Rajendra Yadav and Mohan Rakesh, he was responsible for the Nayi Kahani (new story) movement in Hindi in the early sixties.