The ‘badshah’ of crime writing in India -Surender Mohan Pathak is releasing an autobiography this January. Publisher Westland has acquired the publishing rights. The memoir will be in Hindi but would be simultaneously released in English.
Surender Mohan Pathak began his writing career in the early 1960sand
has written around 300 Hindi novels, His writing career, alongside his full-time job with Indian Telephone Industries of Delhi, began in the early 1960s, with his Hindi translations of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels.
The 77-year-old author said. “It is unprecedented and absolutely memorable for a mystery writer like myself”.
Pathak’s most loved novels come from the Vimal Series whose hero Sardaar Surendra Singh Sohal is a gangster with a conscience.
“He is a natural storyteller and I’m sure this autobiography will be as thrilling as his novels,” said Thakur , publisher of the Indian Language Publishing Programme.