Manohar Shyam Joshi Writer

Manohar Shyam Joshi (1933–2006) (Hindi: मनोहर श्याम जोशी) was a Hindi writer, journalist and scriptwriter, most well known as the writer of Indian television's first soap opera, Hum Log (1982) and its early hits Buniyaad (1987), Kakaji Kahin, a political satire and Kyap, a novel which won him the Sahitya Akademi Award. Manohar Shyam Joshi was born on August 9, 1933 at Ajmer in Rajasthan, the son of a noted educationist and musicologist belonging to a Kumaoni Brahmin family from Almora, now in the state of Uttarakhand. He died on March 30, 2006, at the age of 73, in New Delhi, India. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Bhagwati Joshi, and three sons. Upon his death, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called him, "..one of the most influential writers and commentators in Hindi in recent times". He is often called "the Father of Indian Soap Operas" being the writer of India's first television soap opera, Hum Log. Made in 1982, when television was still a luxury item for the majority of Indians, the serial dealt with the everyday struggles of the middle-class India, making it an instant hit, especial because every Indian could identify with it.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 9th, 1933
Nationality
India
Date of death
March 30th, 2006 at age of 72
Place of death
Delhi, India
Places lived
Rajasthan
pop. 68,892,000 (2012)
Uttarakhand
pop. 10,084,000 (2012)

Family

Spouse

Movies written

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Co-writers External resources
Hey Ram
Drama,History
2000 4
Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
Bhrashtachar
Action,Crime,Drama
1989
Apoorva Sagodharargal
Action,Comedy
1989 1
Kamal Haasan
Rajasri
Manzil
Drama,Romance,Family
1979
Raj Prakash
Rajiv Suri
Jai Pawar
Ashish Burman

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