21 May 1931|
Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
|Died||5 September 1991
|Occupation||Author, poet, satirist|
Early life and education
In the late 1950s, when Sharad Joshi was writing for newspapers and radio in Indore, he met and married Irfana Siddiqi (later Irfana Sharad). She was a writer, radio artiste and a theater actress from Bhopal. The couple had three daughters: Bani, Richa and Neha Sharad. Neha Sharad is an actress and poet.
Essays and plays
Sharad Joshi has written many satirical essays on political, social, cultural and economical topics, such as Atha Shri Ganeshaya Namah, Billiyon ka Artha Shastra, Buddhijivi, Sahitya ka Mahabali, Adhyaksha Mahodaya.
Sharad Joshi also wrote satirical plays. His plays Ek Tha Gadha Urf Aladad Khan and Andhon Ka Haathi are popular for satire and timeless humour
His books and essay collections include Parikrama, Kisi Bahane, Tilasm, Jeep par Sawar Illian, Raha Kinare Baith, Meri Shreshth Rachnaye, Dusri Satah, Yatha Sambhav, Yatra Tatra Sarvatra, Yatha Samay, Ham Bhrashtan ke Bhrasht Hamare, and Pratidin
Filmography as dialogue writer
- Kshitij (1974)
- Chhoti Si Baat (1975)
- Sanch Ko Anch Nahin (1979)
- Godhuli (1977)
- Chorni (1982)
- Utsav (1984)
- Mera Damad (1990)
- Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991)
- Udaan (1997)
- Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (1984–85)
- Vikram Aur Vetal
- Wah Janab
- Dane Anar Ke
- Shrimati ji
- Sinhasan Battisie
- Yeh Duniya Ghazab Ki
- Pyale Mai Toofan
- Lapataganj (2009)
Madhya Pradesh government has instituted an award in his memory titled, "Sharad Joshi Samman", given each year to individuals for outstanding achievement in the field of writing. It includes a cash award of Rs. 51,000 and citation.
His daughter Neha Sharad also organized Shradotsav in 2016, a literary and theatre festival (which has plays as well as a book fair), to commemorate her father's work.
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