Hindi writer Kamleshwar is considered one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. Writing short stories, novels, for journals, columns and the screen are the various means by which he established himself firmly as an accomplished writer. Be it his novel, Kitne Pakistan, or the film that painted a fresh picture of Indian politics, Aandhi, Kamleshwar's name has become a measure of greatness. He wrote scripts for films, and some of his novel s were also made into films. Kamleshwar was awarded the 'Padmabhushan' and he also received the Sahitya Akademi award for Kitne Pakistan. He was also the editor of a number of well-known newspapers such as Sarika, Dharmayug, Jagran and Dainik Bhaskar. He was also appointed as the Additional Director General of Doordarshan. In his seventy-five years, Kamleshwar wrote 12 novels, 17 short story collections and about 100 film scripts.