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
January, 1958: America's best hope in the space race-the Explorer I satellite-sits on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral. And when a man wakes that morning only to discover his memory erased and his life in danger, the only way he can reclaim his own identity-and find those responsible-is to remember the terrible secret that they forced him to forget. A secret that could destroy the Explorer I-and America's future.
East of the Sun
East of the Sun by Julia Gregson
Autumn 1928. Three young women are on their way to India, each with a new life in mind. Rose, a beautiful but naive bride-to-be, is anxious about leaving her family and marrying a man she hardly knows. Victoria, her bridesmaid couldn t be happier to get away from her overbearing mother, and is determined to find herself a husband. And Viva, their inexperienced chaperone, is in search of the India of her childhood, ghosts from the past and freedom.
Each of them has their own reason for leaving their homeland but the hopes and secrets they carry can do little to prepare them for what lies ahead in India.
Ignited Minds: Unleashing The Power Within India
Ignited Minds: Unleashing The Power Within India by APJ Abdul Kalam
Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power within India examines why, given all our skills, resources and talents, we, so obviously capable of being the best, settle so often for the worst. What is it that we as a nation are missing. At the heart of Ignited Minds is the belief that the people of a nation have the power, by dint of hard work, to realize their dream of a truly good life.
Kalam takes up different issues and themes that struck him on his pilgrimage around the country as he met thousands of schoolchildren, teachers, scientists, saints and seers in the course of two years. The result is a book that motivates us to get back on the winning track and unleash the energy within a nation that hasn't allowed itself full rein.