Sapan Saxena talking to reporters, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
|Alma mater||Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad|
|Genre||Literature, fiction writer|
|Subject||Novels, Short Stories|
|Notable works||Finders, Keepers UNNS-The Captivation|
Sapan Saxena (born April 5, 1985) is an Indian author, best known for his novels Finders, Keepers published by Leadstart Publishing. and UNNS-The Captivation published by Inspire India Publishers
Early life and education
Saxena was born on April 5, 1985 at Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. His father, Umesh, is a senior bank officer with UCO Bank. He did his Engineering from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad
Saxena started writing blogs in the year 2011 and his blog was covered by national mainstream media outlets like The Times of India on a couple of occasions.
He often credits his father and the readers of his blog for pushing him into the world of fiction novels
Saxena then started working on his novel Finders, Keepers which was launched in January 2015 at Bhubaneshwar. The launch as covered by The New Indian Express and was attended by Padma Shri Prafulla Kar and eminent novelist Santanu Kumar Acharya and noted ghazal singer Subhashish Panigrahi.
The book received mostly positive reviews from eminent journalists and reviewers.
Samata Dey from IndiaCafe said "Sapan offered a very interesting story, where not only the plot but the atmosphere and the scenario the plot is based in, becomes the primal focus too. Some simple yet very confusing questions are asked in the different parts of the book which are related to the famous historical figures which is mind boggling".
Rendition of Jabra Fan
In March 2016, Saxena did a homemade rendition of Shah Rukh Khan's then yet to be released movie Fan. The video was released on his YouTube account and was immediately picked up by various media portals
Saxena mentions "The book is a romantic espionage thriller with a basic theme of the Sufi-inspired seven stages of love" when asked about the book. He also mentions the title UNNS is actually the 2nd stage of love as per Sufi traditions.
In an interview with UC News, Sapan mentions "UNNS is a romantic espionage thriller.". Sapan also mentions in his interview with Hindustan Times that "The story finds inspiration from some stories of that the author witnessed during his education days."
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