Surendra Mohan Pathak was born on 19 Feb, 1940 in Khemkaran, Punjab. His started his writing career by trasalating Ian Flemings James Bond, James Hadley Chase and Mario Puzo novels into Hindi.
His first short story was 57 Saal Purana Aadmi written in 1959, and his first novel was Operation Budapest. Since the late 1960s, he has written over 250 Hindi novels of his own. His books have sold over 25 million copies , making him by some counts the # 1 bestselling writer in India. He first got recognition for creating character named Sunil, who featured in 115 novels. Sunil is an upright investigative journalist. However, the best known series created by him was Vimal (Sardar Surender Singh Sohal), a refined criminal who fights against the Bombay underworld.
Two books from Pathaks popular Vimal series: 65 Lakh ki Dakaiti, and Din Dahade Dakaiti were translated to English under the titles The 65 Lakh Heist and Daylight Robbery by Sudarshan Purohit, a Bangalore based software engineer. The 65 Lakh Heist was published in March 2009, and Daylight Robbery in January 2010, by Blaft publications.
Surendra Mohan Pathak lives in Delhi with his family.
Books by Surendra Mohan Pathak
The 65 Lakh Heist by Surendra Mohan Pathak Vimal never wanted to get involved in the heist. Now that he's been roped in, he just hopes he can finish the job without getting caught. His partners have other plans, however, and soon Vimal finds himself playing a deadly game with the kingpin of the Punjab underworld...
First published in 1977 and reprinted over fifteen times, Painsath Lakh ki Dakaiti is the fourth book in Surender Mohan Pathak's hugely popular 'Vimal' series, the book that launched a whole genre of anti-hero Hindi crime fiction. This is the first time SMP's work has been translated into English.Read More...Hide Pages: 294
Nina is a thirty-year-old English lecturer, struggling to make ends meet for herself and her widowed mother. She sees herself as increasingly off the shelf-after all what prospects would an impoverished girl have without a father to marry her off? Then, unexpectedly, a proposal arrives. Ananda is a dentist in Halifax, Canada. He has spent his twenties painstakingly building his career, and has had no time to get married. The two start to write to each other, then talk on the phone, and finally Ananda arrives in New Delhi to propose. At first uncertain, Nina eventually agrees. When the two marry, she leaves her home and her country to build a new life with her husband. But there is always more to marriage than courtship. And as Nina discovers truths about her husband - both sexual and emotional - her fragile new life in Canada begins to unravel.
Chasing Harry Winston
Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger
From the bestselling author of The Devil wears Parda this is the story of three best friends who vow to change their entire lives...and change them fast!
Emmy is now single for the first time in many years. She is determined to find a man on every continent for some no-strings-attached fun.
Adriana is stunning and can have any man she wants but she wants an eligible bachelor who'll slip a five-carat Harry Winston diamond on her finger.
Leigh has a boyfriend who dotes on her and one that most girls would kill for. But when literary bad boy Jesse Chapman asks to work with her, she just can't refuse.Knocking back raspberry mojitos one night, the three friends make a pact - to change one thing in their lives by the end of the year.Three friends and a promise that will be interesting to keep.
Two Fates: The Story Of My Divorce
Two Fates: The Story Of My Divorce by Judy Balan
It's the classic tale of Punjabi boy-meets-Tamilian girl, they fall in love, the families oppose it, but love conquers all and they get married to live happily ever after. Or do they. There's a twist in this hilarious tale by Judy Balan when, four years down the line, Rishab and Deepika fall out of love. But if getting married was hard, getting divorced is much, much harder because, by now, their families have fallen in love - with each other. And will leave no stone unturned to make sure that what the Fates have joined together, no couple shall put asunder, even if it means staying together themselves as one big, inter-community family.
More about Rishab and Deepika, the main players in this Two States marriage for whom Fate has other plans :
Rishab : He's just another IITian who wants to end his lucrative corporate career to become a best-selling novelist.
Deepika : She's of the general opinion that the literary world would be a better place if the IITians restricted themselves to swivelling in corporate chairs and left the actual writing to the writers.