I am just confronted with a sad news that literally shook me from inside, through my dearest journalist friend and an author of DEKHI PEED PAHAD KI , a book on tragic Kedarnath catastrophe Ved Vilas Uniyal, translated by me in english now titled, HAVOC IN HEAVEN.
The depressing n anguishing news is that both the kidneys of his elder brother and our revered, the president award winner, renowned literateur and author Dr. Rajeshwar Prasad Uniyal based in Mumbai are non functional.
Shocking indeed. The doctors have advised him for kidney transplant or to remain in painful dialysis till things improve.
An intellectual to the core Dr. Rajeshwar Prasad Uniyal is a popular name in the literay circle of Maharashtra, Mumbai and the country. He is tremendously revered in the Uttarakhandi circles as well.
He was recently felicitated by the President of India with a coveted RAJBHASHA GAURAV AWARD on Hindi literature. Prior to this prestigious felicitation, Uniyal was awarded with significant Jainendra Samman by Maharashtra Sahitya Academy on his outstanding creation (story) BHADE KA RIKSHA. He is also the nominated member of MAHARASHTRA SAHITYA ACADEMY.
While working as deputy director at Central fisheries research centre in Mumbai, currently Rajeshwar Uniyal had been actively associated with activities of the Eastern UP and Uttarakhand communities. His scripted plays on Uttarakhand’ s brave woman legend TILU RAUTELI is likely to be enacted as stage play in Mumbai on Uttarakhand foundation day 9th November, 2017. His scripted play PADHERA has been too popular in Uttarakhand. His lyrics are immensely played and sung in cultural functions of Uttarakhand. Uniyal has authored several books as well.
He was also the chief organiser of a cultural programme in honor of the external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj when she had recently come to Mumbai to inaugurate first ever building of MEA in Mumbai known as VIDESH BHAWAN. It was since then that Rajeshwar Uniyal’ s physical condition started deteriorating. His was suffering from diabeties and blood pressure and diabities and was on insulin. God help him recover fast.