Noted litterateur and Professor Surendra Upadhyay on 25 November 2015 passed away due to cardiac arrest. He was 74. He was a former chairman of Rajasthan Brijbhasha Academy.
About Surendra Upadhyay
• Upadhyay served as chairman of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee Intellectual Cell.
• He has authored at least three dozens of books, mainly short fiction, critic and poetry.
• He was the recipient of Doctor of Literature (DLit) at the university of Rajasthan where he was head of the department.
• He also worked on analysing Kamayani, an epic Hindi poem, written by novelist, playwright and poet Jaishankar Prasad.
• At the time of his death, he was engaged with a TV serial Yamuna Kinare as director and writer.