Noted Urdu fiction writer Dr Bisheshar Pradeep died in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on 19 July 2015. He was 80.
Pradeep was a prolific writer who penned more than a dozen fiction books in Urdu and was best known for his ‘Afsana Nigari’, the fiction writing form in Urdu.
Retired as director from state PWD of Uttar Pradesh, he was a native of a place near Pakistan’s Faisalabad and migrated to India after partition.
He was awarded with ‘Urdu Hindi Sahitya Akademi Award’ in 1996 and also won a national level award for his children’s book ‘Surkh Gulab’.
Jagran Josh, “Noted Urdu writer Dr Bisheshar Pradeep died,” in Jagran Josh, July 20, 2015. Accessed on July 21, 2015, at: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/noted-urdu-writer-dr-bisheshar-pradeep-died-1437377033-1
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