Dr. Yogesh Praveen (28 October 1938 – 12 April 2021) was an Indian author and expert on the history and culture of Avadh, specifically Lucknow. He had a Masters in Hindi and Sanskrit in addition to a doctorate in Literature from Meerut University.[1][2]

He was the recipient of India's highly prestigious award Padma Shri 2020 for his work in the field of literature and education.[3][4][5]


Other works

Apart from books he also published poetry. He had received a National Award for his book 'Lucknow Nama'. He had received several other awards, including the U.P. Ratna Award (2000), the National Teachers Award (1999), the Yash Bharti Award (2006), and the U.P. Sangeet Natak Academy Award (1998). He also wrote lyrics for the film Junoon; he was also known as encyclopedia of Lucknow. Besides being the lyricist in the movie Junoon, his co-operation was taken in both films by the name of Umraao Jaan in (1982) and (2007).


  1. ^ "Uttar Pradesh honours 'Bunty aur Babli' star". The Hindu. Chennai, India: 21 November 2006. 21 November 2006. Archived from the original on 5 December 2007. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Maya over Manu". Daily News and Analysis. 10 May 2008. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Padma Awards 2020 Announced". pib.gov.in.
  4. ^ The Hindu Net Desk (26 January 2020). "Full list of 2020 Padma awardees". The Hindu.
  5. ^ "उत्तर प्रदेश की 8 हस्तियों को पद्मश्री". KhabarTak.com (in Hindi). Retrieved 26 January 2020.