Yashpal was a Hindi-language author who is often considered to be the most gifted since Premchand. A political commentator and a socialist who had a particular concern for the welfare of the poor and disadvantaged, he wrote in a range of genres, including essays, novels and short stories, as well as a play, two travel books and an autobiography. He won the Hindi-language Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel, Meri Teri Uski Baat in 1976 and was also a recipient of the Padma Bhushan. itimes.com
Sahitya Akademi has announced the Bal Sahitya Puraskar for year 2015. For their contribution in the field of children’s literature, five novelists, four short story writers and three poets for their poetries were announced to receive the coveted Sahitya Akademi award.