Moti Lal Kemmu

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Moti Lal Kemmu (Kashmiri: मोती लाल क्यमू (Devanagari), موتی لال کیمو (Nastaleeq)) (1933- ) is an important contemporary playwright from Kashmir. He was born in Srinigar and attended Jammu and Kashmir University. His plays include Nagar Udas,Teen Asangati Aikanki (1968), Lal Drayas Lol Re (1972), Trunove (1970), Tshai (1973), Natak Truche (1980), Tota Tol Aina (1985).[1][2]

Several of his plays have also been translated and produced in Hindi.

Awards and honors[edit]

He won the Padma Shri award in 2012.[3]


  1. ^ Moti Lal Kemmu at Kashmir Overseas Association website (accessed 14 April 2011).
  2. ^ Biswajit Sinha, Encyclopedia of Indian Theatre, Vol. 6 (Raj Publications, 2004), ISBN 978-81-86208-18-2 pp. 225-226.
  3. ^ "Padma Awards". pib. January 27, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2013.