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Name  Prem Parkash

Prem Parkash

Born  7 April 1932 (age 91) nawan shahar near kharar(Ropar), punjab, India (1932-04-07)
Occupation  story-teller, farmer, teacher, sub-editor

Prem Parkash (born 7 April 1932) is a story-teller from Punjab, India. He "is one of the major short story writers in post-1947 East Punjabi literature." He is also known as Prem Parkash Khannvi.


Early life and career

Parkash's native village is Bdeenpur which once belonged to the Nabha dynasty. He took his basic education from Bhadson village and then went to Khanna for matriculation.. He did J.B.T. from Christian Basic Training School (Kharar). He completed his graduation in 1963–64 and then post-graduation from Punjab University, Chandigarh in Urdu.

Parkash began his career as a farmer in Badgujjran near Amloh. Parkash then taught in a primary school from 1953 up to 1962 then worked as an editor of an Urdu newspaper in Jalandhar from 1964 up to 1969 and then as a sub-editor for Hind Samachar from 1969 to 1990. In 1990, he started a literary magazine Lakeer in collaboration with Surjit Haans.


Some of his works include:


  • kach-kade (1966)
  • nmazee (1971)
  • muktee (1980)
  • shwetambr ne kiha see (1983)
  • kujh ankiha vee (1990) – he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for this notable work
  • rangmanch te bhikshoo (1995)
  • sunde khleefa (2001)
  • love stories (1985)
  • Prem Parkash's anthology (by bhasha vibhag, punjab in 1993)
  • katha anant (all stories in a single volume) in 1995
  • Prem Parkash's anthology (1999)
  • Deadline and Other stories (2001)
  • Stories adapted for films

  • bangla
  • mada bnda
  • docter shkuntala
  • goee
  • nirvaan
  • documentary 1.. 1989 documentary 2 .. 2016


  • bnde andr bnde (1993)
  • aatm maia (2005)
  • meri urdu akhbar naweesi (2007)
  • dekh bnde de bekh (2013)
  • References

    Prem Parkash Wikipedia