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Bhisham Sahni Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 22, 2017

Short Biography

A veteran Hindi Writer, Bhisham Sahni was born on 08-08-1915 in Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan. He was an Indian Writer, Author, Playwright, Film Actor & Activist known for his work in Indian Industry.

Bhisham Sahni Complete Bio & Career

Bhisham Sahni has been regarded as one of the most creatively rich writers of his times, He has contributed immensely to the Indian Cinema and Literature. His novel, Tamas (Darkness, Ignorance 1974), is based on the 1947 riots and is considered to be one of most legendary works being produced by him. His writing style is very influential and creatively, which is liked by all the writers and scholars of even today. The novel 'Tamas' got translated into every language possible and hence also got the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1975.
He has also written many other popular and prominent Hindi novels of his times. Bhisham Sahni has been a part of many famous plays like Hanush (1977), Kabira khara bazar mein (1981), Madhavi (1982) and Muavze (1993).
His writings are said to be deep and pure, which is why he is regarded as few of the noted writers of his times. His contribution to the Indian literature is unexplanatory and his presence can always be seen alive in the works done by him in the Indian Literature.


Bhisham Sahni Popular Videos

Honours & Awards

Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 1998 Literature and Education

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Bhisham Sahni died on 11 July 2003 in Delhi, India at the age of 87.

DEATHDAY 11 July,2003 (Thursday)

Bhisham Sahni Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Babu Haribansal Sahni & Lakshmi Devi. He has a brother Balraj Sahni who was the famous actor in Bollywood. Film actor Parikshit Sahni (son of Balraj Sahni) is his Nephew.

Life's Important Dates Of Bhisham Sahni

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Brown

Personal Info

Home Town Rawalpindi , Punjab
Nationality Pakistani
Religion Islam
Address Rawalpindi , Punjab
Hobbies Travelling, Listening Music
Marital Status Married


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Place Peaceful Places
Favorite Food Homemade Healthy Food

Bhisham Sahni Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Bhisham Sahni was 87 years 11 months & 3 days old age.