Rajinder Singh Bedi

Playwright, Author

1915 – 1984

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Who was Rajinder Singh Bedi?

Rajinder Singh Bedi was a progressive Urdu writer, playwright and a Hindi film director, screenwriter and dialogue writer.

Some of his best work as a dialogue writer can be seen in Hrishikesh Mukherjee's films Abhimaan, Anupama and Satyakam; and Bimal Roy's Madhumati. As a director he is most known for his films Dastak, starring Sanjeev Kumar and Rehana Sultan and Phagun, starring Dharmendra, Waheda Rehman, Jaya Bhaduri and Vijay Arora.

Rajinder Singh Bedi is considered one of the greatest 20th century progressive writers of Urdu fiction, and second most prominent Urdu fiction writer, after Saadat Hasan Manto, and like Manto he is most known for his "disturbing" Partition of India tales.

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Born
1915
Sialkot
Also known as
  • Rajindar Singh Bedi
  • Rajindersingh Bedi
  • Rajendra Singh Bedi
  • Rajindra Singh Bedi
Children
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Lived in
  • Sialkot
Died
1984
Mumbai

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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