Hari Krishna Kaul
Hari Krishna Kaul (1934–2009) was born in Kashmir and lived there for most of his life. He taught Hindi literature in various colleges of the University of Kashmir until he was forced to leave in 1990. Kaul started his literary career writing short stories in Urdu and Hindi but switched to writing in Kashmiri in the mid-1960s. The author of three collections, one novel, and numberous television and radio plays, he was the recipient of many awards including the Sahitya Akademi Award for Kashmiri fiction in 2000.