Biography of Narendra Kohli:

Narendra Kohli (6 January 1940 – 17 April 2021) was an Indian author, linguist, and academician. He was known for his significant contributions to Hindi literature, particularly for his novels and literary criticism. Here’s a brief biography:

Early Life: 

Narendra Kohli was born on 6 January 1940, in Sialkot, British India (now in Pakistan). After the partition of India in 1947, his family migrated to India, and Kohli grew up in the city of Ambala in Haryana.
Early Life and Academic Career - Awards and Cultural Contributions - Editorial Roles and Death of Narendra Kohli
Biography of Narendra Kohli

Academic Career: 

Kohli pursued his education in Hindi literature and went on to become a professor. He had a deep understanding of various languages and was proficient in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, English, and Sanskrit.

Narendra Kohli’s Literary Career: 

Narendra Kohli was a prolific writer and is best known for his historical novels. His most famous work is the “Yug” series, which comprises several novels and depicts different periods of Indian history. “Yug” is considered a monumental work in Hindi literature. Some other notable works include “Mahasamar,” “Nayi Duniya Ka Naya Natak,” and “Anamdas Ka Potha.”


Kohli received several awards for his literary contributions, including the Sahitya Akademi Award for “Yug” in 1997. He was also honored with the Vyas Samman for his novel “Meri Jeevan Yatra.”

Cultural Contributions of Narendra Kohli: 

Apart from his novels, Kohli contributed significantly to the promotion and development of Hindi language and literature. He played a key role in the establishment of the Hindi Academy in Delhi.

Editorial Roles: 

Narendra Kohli served as the editor of several literary magazines and contributed articles and essays on literary and cultural subjects.

Death of Narendra Kohli: 

Narendra Kohli passed away on 17 April 2021, leaving behind a rich literary legacy.
Narendra Kohli’s writings, especially his historical novels, are widely regarded for their literary merit and contribution to the cultural and historical understanding of India. His work has left a lasting impact on Hindi literature.