Some Beautiful Facts About Munshi Premchand On His Birth Anniversary
Munshi Premchand was an Indian writer famous for his modern Hindi-Urdu literature and also one of the most celebrated writers of our country and is regarded as one of the foremost Hindi writers of the early 20th century.
Being a novel writer, story writer and dramatist, he has been referred to as the Upanyas Samrat (Emperor among Novelists) by the writers.
Today is the birth anniversary of this great legend. So on this occasion, let’s remember him for all his beautiful works and also know some unknown facts about him.
- The real name of Munshi Premchand is Dhanpad Rai Srivastav. He took a pen name Nawab Rai before settling with Premchand. Prefix MUNSHI was given as an honorary title to him by readers and he became – Munshi Premchand.
- Premchand took birth on 31st July 1880 in Lamhi village near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
- Munshi Premchand had written about a dozen Novels, 250 Stories, Essays. He also translated a number of foreign literature work in Hindi.
- Premchand’s father Ajaib Lal was a post office clerk and mother Anandi Devi was a homemaker. He was the 4th child of his parents.
- He got married at a very early age of 15 to Shivrani Devi. Premchand was studying in the 9th grade then.
- Munshi Premchand started his career as a sales boy in a bookshop so that he could get a chance to read more and more books.
- Later he did home tuition before joining government school as a teacher. He also started a press in Varanasi – Saraswati Press.
- Premchand was transferred to Gorakhpur on a promotion in August 1916. He became the Assistant Master at the Normal High School, Gorakhpur.
- The novel writer came to Bombay on 31st May in the year 1934 to try his luck in the Hindi film industry. He had accepted a script writing job for the production house Ajanta Cinetone, hoping that the yearly salary of Rs 8000 would help him overcome his financial problems.
- The great legend took his last breath on 8th October 1936, after facing several days of sickness and while still in office.
India is proud to have such a great legend who made our country proud with his achievements.
by Vijay Singh | Tue, Jul 31 - 12:49 PM