Balraj Komal Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balraj_Komal

Balraj Komal
Born25 September 1928
OccupationPoet, writer
Spouse(s)Gargi Komal
AwardsPadma Shri
Sahitya Akademi Award
Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy Award

Balraj Komal (1928-2013) was an Indian poet and writer of Urdu literature. The Government of India honored Komal in 2011, with the fourth highest civilian award of Padma Shri.[1]


Balraj Komal, born in 1928, was a freelance writer post his retirement from the Delhi Administration as an Education officer.[2] He was a former member of Delhi Urdu Akademi and the advisory board of Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.[2] He has credited with several publications composed of poems, short stories and critical studies and Meri Nazmen, Parindon Bhara Aasman, Rishta-e-Dil, Agala Waraq, Ankhen Aur Paon, and Adab ki Talas are some hid known works.[2][3]

A recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1985,[3] Balraj Komal has also won Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy Award twice(1971 and 1982) and has also received the Senior Fellowship from the Government of India.[2] In 2011, the Government of India honored Komal again by including him in the Republic Day honours list for Padma Award.[1]

Balraj Komal died in 2013 at the age of 85.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Padma Shri" (PDF). Padma Shri. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "Muse India". Muse India. 2014. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Daily Post". Daily Post. 2013. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2014.

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