Noted Hindi author Rajendra Yadav, a pioneer of the literary movement 'Nayi Kahani', has passed away. Yadav, 84, is survived by his wife Mannu Bhandari, also a Hindi writer, and daughter Rachna.
Born in, 1929, Yadav was the editor of the literary magazine HANS, founded by Munshi Premchand in 1930. The magazine had stopped its publication in 1953 but he relaunched it in 1986. He, along with Mohan Rakesh, was a pioneer of the Hindi literary movement 'Nayi Kahani'. His first novel 'Pret Bolte Hain' was published in 1951 and later retitled as 'Sara Akash' in the 1960s. It was adapted into a movie with the same name by Basu Chatterjee.
He also translated into Hindi many works of Russian writers like Turgenev, Chekhov and Lermontov as also Albert Camus (The Outsider). Besides, he was also a nominated board member of Prasar Bharti during 1999-2001.