Rajendra Awasthi was a famous journalist and Hindi author. He was born in the Jyotinagar Gada area of Jabalpur district in Madhya Pradesh. He served as editor of Navbharat, Sarika, Nandan, Saaptahik Hindustan and Kadambini. He has written many novels, short stories and poems. He has also served as the chairman of the Author Guild of India.