Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: It's Munshi Premchand's 136th birthday and internet search giant Google has honoured the noted writer with a doodle to mark the occasion.
The doodle is inspired by Premchand's last work, Godaan (1936) and reflects rural India.
“His last and most famous novel, Godaan (1936), inspired today’s doodle, which shows Premchand (sometimes referred to as “Upanyas Samrat,” or, “emperor among novelists”) bringing his signature working-class characters to life. On what would have been his 136th birthday, the illustration pays tribute to the multitude of important stories he told,” Google says on its website.
Premchand was born as Dhanpat Rai Srivastava on 31 July 1880, in village Lamahi near Varanasi, where his father was a clerk in the post office.
He started writing at the young age of 13 and during his lifetime wrote over 300 novels, short stories and essays.
Some of his noted works include Panch Parameshvar, Nashaa,Shatranj ke khiladi, Sevasadan, Karmabhoomi, etc.