Birthday: 09-08-1933
Date of death: 30-03-2006
Star sign: Virgo

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Manohar Shyam Joshi is a noted TV scriptwriter who began in the genre of literature and also later wrote as a journalist. He is one of the many writers who produced both fiction and non-fiction works for both movies and TV. He is a real gem writer who can easily cross the boundaries of both Tv and cinema.

His penchant sense for writing humor, romance and on a variety of subjects allowed him to choose the best Indian movies such as Hey Ram, Papa Kahte Hain, Bhrashtachar, and Appu Raja. He was a expert in dubbing and dubbed for movies like Hey Ram and Appu Raja. Having worked in both TV and print journalism, later on, he was associated with publications like Hindustan Times and Outlook India.

He is one of the finest scriptwriters of Indian TV soap operas. Some credits for him obviously include Hum Log (1982), Buniyaad (1987), and Kakaji Kahin (1988). As, he was a skilled writer obviously became organized for creating, writing, and reviewing of scripts so they can be ready for silver screen.

Thus, characters of Buniyaad and Hum Log still lingers our heart. Joshi was responsible for creating all plot lines, characters, dialogue, and situations for popular TV serials. It may be recalled that he was given a title 'father of Indian Soap Operas' and even former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh named him one of the most powerful writers and commentators in Hindi.” He was appreciated by writers like Khushwant Singh and even Bollywood celebrities like Ramesh Sippy and others.

He was born on 9 August 1933 in Rajasthan and breathed his last on 30 March 2006. In his life journey, he had left behind many fine literary works and best scripts for TV and cinema too.