Ved Prakash Sharma

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Ved Prakash Sharma
Born (1955-06-10)10 June 1955
Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died 17 February 2017(2017-02-17) (aged 61)
Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Novelist, scriptwriter

Ved Prakash Sharma (10 June 1955 – 17 February 2017) was an Indian writer of novels and screenplays in Hindi. He was born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, where he completed his graduation from NAS Degree College. Having begun his professional career as a ghost writer, he went on to write 176 novels (ghostwriting around 23 novels of them). Dahekte Shaher (1973) was the first novel Sharma got credit for. He primarily wrote detective novels, among them Kalyug ki Ramayan and Vardi Wala Gunda were his famous works. The main characters in his detective novels were Vijay, Vikas, Raghunath, Alphanse, Vibha Jindal, Keshav Pandit and Raina. According to his Times of India obituary his 1992 novel Vardi Wala Gunda "broke all records and sold 15 lakh copies on the very first day of its release",[1] while the Hindu reported overall sales of "more than eight crore copies".[2]

Sharma also made several contributions to Bollywood, the Hindi film industry in India. His novel Bahu Maange Insaaf was adapted for film Bahu Ki Awaaz in 1985, while Anaam (1992) too was based on his work. Sharma also contributed to two installments in the Khiladi series of Akshay Kumar films—Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995) and International Khiladi (1999). In 2010 Zee TV aired Keshav Pandit, a series based on the character created by Sharma. He founded Tulsi Comics and also created few comic characters like Jambu.

Sharma died aged 62 on 17 February 2017 in Meerut; he had been suffering from lung cancer for almost a year.

Awards[edit]

Sharma has been awarded the Meerut Ratna twice (1992 and 1994). He has received various state-level awards including the Natraj Bhushan Award in 2008 and the Natraj Award in 1995.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bhatia, Ishita (19 February 2017). "Famous Hindi novelist Ved Prakash Sharma dies at 61". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  2. ^ Ali, Mohammad (19 February 2017). "Hindi novelist Ved Prakash Sharma dies". The Hindu. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 

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