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Kanhaiya Lal Kapoor

1910 - 1980 | Moga, India

Popular humorist and satirist; known for his linguistic finesse and representations of social inequalities.

Popular humorist and satirist; known for his linguistic finesse and representations of social inequalities.

Born : 27 Jun 1910, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Died : 05 May 1980, Pune, India

Kanhaiyalal Kapoor was born in undivided India in Lyallpur (now Faisalabad) a part of Pakistan on 27 June 1910. He was known was his Sharp Wit and great sense of Humor. He was very famous for his unique style of writing Parodies majorly in Urdu and was also awarded Ghalib Award in the year 1974 by then President of India Dr Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed for his outstanding contributions to Urdu literature. Punjab govt has has dedicated a park in honor of him in Moga known as K. L Kapoor Park. 

He migrated to India after parition and got appointed as a lecture in DM college Moga Punjab and retired as a principal in 1973.

Some of his famous works include Urdu: Sango-o-Kisht (1942) , chang-o-rubab(1944) , sheesha-o-teesha(1946), Nae-Shugoofay  (1988), Bal-o-par(1954) , Gard-eKarwan(1960) , Gustakhiyan  (1965) , Urdu ka behtarin Hasya Vyang (Republished on 22 July 1979). Some of his notable comedy Hindi books include Hasya-chalisa (1966) and commorade sheikh chilli (1968) and Punjabi books include Dekh kabira roya (1973) , Bhul-Chuk (1967), Moge Di Muskaan and Til-Phul (1964)

He Passed away in Poona Maharashtra on 05th May 1980. His teachings and books are still followed in Many Indian Universities for M. A Urdu.