Mohinder Pratap Chand

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Mohinder Pratap Chand
Background information
Birth name Mohinder Pratap Narang
Born 1935
Origin Karor Lal Esan, Layyah District, British India
Occupation(s) Urdu poet, librarian

Mohinder Pratap Chand is an Urdu writer and poet of India who has promoted Urdu language and literature in India. In Kurukshetra University (India), he initiated the Bazm-e-Adab (a literary body) and introduced the study of Urdu in the University Curriculum where he taught Urdu as Teacher In-charge for 26 years. He is the author of over one dozen Urdu and Hindi books, both in poetry and prose, including children's literature in Urdu.


  • Harf-e-Raaz, Harf-e-Aashna and Aazar-e-Gham-e-Ishq (Anthologies of Urdu poems)
  • Zakhm Aarzoo-on ke (Anthology of Urdu poems in Devnagri script)
  • Urdu Text Book (Prescribed since 1986 in the school curriculum of 7th grade students of the Haryana state, India)
  • ali Panipati ki Ghazlen (Devnagri script), Ed. [1]
  • Laava (A long Urdu poem by Qais Jalandhari'), Ed. [2]
  • Colon Classification: a programmed text (2 Editions in English and one in Hindi) – English [3]; – Hindi [4]
  • Desh Videsh Ki Kahaniyan(in Hindi), Doodh Ka Mulaya (in Hindi), Doodh ki Qimat (in Urdu) – Folktales of the world;
  • 'Ujalon Ke Safeer' (a collection of research and critical articles)

Awards and honors

– Honored by 'Adabi Sangam' (Kurukshetra, 1986) and 'Akhil Bharti Tarun Sangam' (Kurukshetra, 1997) for his overall contribution to Urdu and Hindi literature.

– Conferred with the prestigious 'SMH Burney Award' by Haryana Urdu Akademi (1995) for his overall contribution to the promotion of Urdu language and literature

– Honored with 'Naseem-e-Layyah Award' (2004) by the International Bazm-e-Ilm-o-fun, Layyah, Pakistan, for his contribution to Urdu Language and learning

– Conferred with 'Khwaja Altaf Hussain Hali Award' (2006) by the Haryana Waqf Board for promoting the cause of Urdu in the state of Haryana

– Honored with the Title of 'Mahtab-e-Sukhan' (2006) by Navrang Adabi Idara, Ludhiana, Punjab

– Conferred with the 'Bharat Excellence Award' for the year 2009 by the Friendship Forum of India, New Delhi, for his overall contribution to the fields of Education & Literature.

– Conferred with 'Abr Seemabi Award' for the year 2010, by Sahitya Sabha, Kaithal, Haryana, India, for his overall achievements in Urdu Language & Literature.

External links

  • Biodata and 10 Ghazals [5]
  • News Article about diversities in Urdu [6]
  • News Article about Indo-Pak poets celebrate togetherness [7]
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