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Giriraj Kishore (writer)

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Giriraj Kishore (8 July 1937 – 9 February 2020) was an Indian writer.[1] He was awarded the Padma Shri by President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam IN 2007.[2][3]

He was given the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992, the Vyas Samman in 2000, and an honorary Ph.D. by Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University in 2002. He was born in Muzzafarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Kishore worked at different posts as an officer in the government, including as registrar of Kanpur University (Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University) and the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in a career spanning more than 30 years.[4] He was formerly a member of the Sahitya Akademi working committee, and the Railway Board of GOI.

Kishore died on 9 February 2020 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh at the age of 82.[5]


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  1. "Writers hurt by Sahitya Akademi's silence on killings: Giriraj Kishore". The Economic Times. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  2. Darpan, Pratiyogita (2007). Pratiyogita Darpan. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  3. "Gandhian writes to President for returning Padma Shri — Rediff.com India News". www.rediff.com. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  4. "Grapevines - IIT Kanpur" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-09-13. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  5. Padmashree Giriraj Kishore, Hindi Litterateur And Author Of 'Pahla Girmitia', Dies At 83 In Kanpur