Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

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Laxman Bhatia

Name Laxman Bhatia
Title if any  : ‘Komal’
Date of Birth : Kandiaro, Dist Nawab Shah,
Sind (Pakistan)
Place of Birth : 26-3-1936
Academic Attainments          : B. Com, Diploma in Journalism
Permanent Residential
: B-26, Press Enclave, Saket,
New Delhi  110 017
Telephone Nos. : (R) 91-11-2696 4036
Occupation/ Profession : Retired Chief Sub-Editor,
Times of India, New Delhi

Significant Literary Achievements/ Contributions :

1.    Hikro Huo Raja (There was a king), Childrens Literature.
2.    Nau Subah (New morning), Life and works of      Mayokovsky, 1974.
3.    Jee-a-Jharoko (Life through window), Poetry, 1975.
4.    Mira Bai,  (Translation), Monograph, 1980.
5.    Pan  Chhan  Jo Parlao (Echo of moments), 1989.

As Journalist :
Laxman worked as Chief Sub-Editor, Times of India, Delhi.  Now retired.

As Dramatist :
Laxman has written three full length operas.
Sur Sorath, Moomal Rano & Suhini Mehar (Folk Tales)
He has staged six One Act plays & one full length Play at Delhi & Mumbai (about 20 shows).

Recognition By Way Of Award/ Honours :

    Children’s Literature Award, 1965 (At Delhi by Ministry of Education, Government of India).
   Soviet Land Nehru Peace Award, 1974 (At Moscow by erstwhile, U. S. S. R).
•    Award for his book Jee-a-Jharoko, 1975 (At Delhi by Sahitya Akademi, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India).
•    Translation prize for book Pan chhan Jo Parlao, 1997 (At Delhi by Sahitya Akademi, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India).

Additional Information :

i)    Laxman has been writing regularly for literary magazines, T. V., Radio and various newspapers for the last 40 years.

ii)   Participated in over 50 national and international seminars.  Presented papers at Literary Conferences. Also participated in All India Poetic Symposia in India and Abroad.

Finale :

Laxman Bhatia is one of the prominent poets of Sindhi in the post-partition era.  Apart from being a poet of repute, he has shown keen interest in dramatic form as well having written and staged a few plays.  His contribution to Sindhi opera is significant.  He has written three full length operas based on great folk tales of Sindhi : Sorath, Moomal Rano and Suhni Mehar, which have been produced on the Sindhi stage with great success and appreciation.

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