Premchand, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death



Hindi writer

Date of Birth: 31-Jul-1880

Place of Birth: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Date of Death: 08-Oct-1936

Profession: screenwriter, writer, novelist

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Premchand

  • Dhanpat Rai Shrivastava (31 July 1880 – 8 October 1936), better known by his pen name Munshi Premchand (pronounced [m?n?i? pre?m t???nd?] (listen), was an Indian writer famous for his modern Hindi-Urdu literature.
  • He is one of the most celebrated writers of the Indian subcontinent, and is regarded as one of the foremost Hindi writers of the early twentieth century.
  • He began writing under the pen name "Nawab Rai", but subsequently switched to "Premchand".
  • Munshi being an honorary prefix.
  • A novel writer, story writer and dramatist, he has been referred to as the "Upanyas Samrat" ("Emperor among Novelists") by writers.
  • His works include more than a dozen novels, around 1300 short stories, several essays and translations of a number of foreign literary works into Hindi.

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