Kanhaiya Lal Nandan
Born1 July 1933
Died25 September 2010
New Delhi, India
Resting placeLodhi Road crematorium, New Delhi
28°35′21″N 77°14′27″E / 28.58917°N 77.24083°E / 28.58917; 77.24083
Known forHindi literature
AwardsPadma Shri
Bhartendu Award

Kanhaiya Lal Nandan (1933–2010) was an Indian poet, lyricist and a former Features Editor of the Navbharat Times.[1] He also edited the Hindi magazines Parag, Sarika and Dinman.[2]


Born on 1 July 1933 in Parsadepur in Fatehpur district, Uttar Pradesh, Nandan graduated from the Allahabad University and continued his studies to secure a master's degree and a doctoral degree from Bhavnagar University.[3][4]

His career started as an academic at Mumbai University, but, after four years he turned to journalism by joining Dharmayug as an assistant editor in 1961 and stayed there until 1972.[5][4] Later, he moved to Parag as its editor, before working as the editor of Sarika and Dinman.[4]

Nandan authored over 36 books, including Ghat Ghat Ka Pani, Aag Ke Rang and Guzra Kaha Kaha Se.[6][7] In 1999, he Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian award of the Padma Shri.[8] He also received the Bhartendu Award.[3] He died on 25 September 2010, at the age of 77, at a hospital in New Delhi, survived by his wife and two daughters.[3] He was cremated at Lodhi Road crematorium in the city.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "Hindi writer Kanhaiya Lal Nandan dies Hindi writer Kanhaiya Lal Nandan dies". Deccan Herald. 25 September 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Kanhaiya Lal Nandan dies". The Hindu. 26 September 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Eminent writer Padma Shri Kanhaiya Lal Nandan passes away". Web India. 25 September 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Web Dunia news". Web Dunia. 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Hindi writer Nandan cremated". DNA Syndicate. 26 September 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Pustak profile". Pustak. 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Hindi writer K L Nandan cremated". Zee News. 26 September 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.