When Kamleshwar first started writing, he was a journalist for a number of prestigious Hindi publications. He quickly became well-known for his short fiction, essays, and novels, much of which focused on the social and political problems facing modern-day India.
Among Kamleshwar's best-known works are the novels "Kitne Pakistan," "Aadmi Aur Aurat," and "Pahla Girmitiya," as well as the short story collections "Ek Sadak Sattawan Galiyan" and "Badalon Ke Ghere." He was a renowned screenwriter as well, penning the scripts for a number of well-regarded films, including "Aandhi," "Mausam," and "Rang Birangi."
Several significant honours, including as the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Padma Bhushan, and the Vyas Samman, were given to Kamleshwar. He also actively supported the use of Hindi as a literary and artistic language by becoming a member of the Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA).
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