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Abhishek Agrawal (अभीषेक अग्रवाल) is a first-generation entrepreneur, columnist, speaker and an author. Born on 16 July 1991, in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India, he did his schooling till class 10th from Rajkumar College, Raipur and completed his high schooling from Krishna Public School Bhilai. He did his graduation in B.com from St. Thomas College Bhilai.[1] After completing his graduation he moved to Mumbai to become a scriptwriter and a film director and there he is pursuing his masters degree from Mithibai College, Mumbai.



Abhishek is the author of two best selling novels Sorry For Loving You[2] (2011) and ForGetting The Unforgettable (2013). Both the books have remained best sellers since their release. He is the youngest author from the state to have won two national awards and the author of two bestselling novels.[3] Abhishek writes op-ed columns for popular English and Hindi newspapers including Mahakhabar and others focusing on youth, career and issues based on national development. Abhishek voices his opinion frequently at leading events. Both of his novels were inaugurated by Anurag Basu, Film Director of Barfi. His book occupied a space in the shelf of Asia's Largest Poem Library, “Vagarth" Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal (M.P.).[4] On July 2013, he became the Associate member of Film Writers Association, Mumbai to dedicate his work towards Bollywood.



Early days

He was born in a Marwari (Agrawal) family in Bhilai where his father Mr. Ashok Agrawal is a businessman and his mother Mrs. Anita Agrawal is a housewife. He helps his father in his business and his day-to-day activities.[5] He also helps his mother in various house hold works as well. He has one younger sister named Rishika.[6]



List of works

Books

  • Sorry For Loving You, 2011
  • Forgetting The Unforgettable, 2013
  • Ek Chahat Adhuri Si, 2014
  • Completely Incomplete, 2016



Columns

Abhishek has his columns in Mahakhabar Newspaper and has written many journals for magazines and newspapers. His articles are regularly posted under the title 'Hello Youth' [7]



Author

In June 2011 his debut book, Sorry For Loving You (2011) chronicling his journey throughout the society, Love, Friendship and Betrayal was published by Mahaveer Publishers which soon became a national best seller.[8][9] The novel has 28 chapters dealing with the desires, aspirations, hopes, misconceptions, doubts and true lies of youth life.[6] The Hindi translated edition of the book is titled "Ek Chhahat Adhuri Si" and was releasd on 5th feb 2014 in a grand function held at Mithibai college which was inogurated by Dr. D B Gadkari Principal Mithibai college & Dr. Suresh Wakchaure Vice Principal Mithibai College Mumbai.[10] The book is also being translated in Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati and Kannad.[4] His second Novel ForGetting The Unforgettable (2013) was a dedication for all those who have lost their near and dear ones in 1993 Mumbai Bomb Blasts.

Direction

On July 2013 he became the Associate member of Film Writers Association,  Mumbai to dedicate his work towards Bollywood .  He had its own Production house named " Movie Miles Production "  to complete his vision of becoming a Film Director. 

Photography

Passion turned into profession, Abhishek is fond of photography.  He has submitted his shatter to many contest and get praised for his work. 

Speaker

Among his other activities, Abhishek is known to deliver speeches at programs organised by newspapers and media houses. Mahakhabar and other conclaves apart from writing columns for the same.[7]



Awards and recognition

  • Honored as Jewel of Agrawal Samaj in the year 2012
  • Nominated for Navlekhan Award in October 2012[3]
  • Honored with “Yuva Rachnakaar Samman” by Akhil Bharatiya Sahitya Parishad in February 2013 [3][11][12]
  • Honoured as “The Asset Of Mithibai College Mumbai” on 5th Feb 2014 [10]
  • Listed as “Top 10 Influential People of Chhattisgarh” [13]
  • Listed among the "Top 10 Romantic Writers Site of India" March 2015
  • Nominated in Commonwealth Writers Association List, London, in 2012



References

  1. [1] Exclusive Interview With Abhishek Agrawal, Author Of ‘Sorry For Loving You’ Spectralhues.com (Retrieved on 2013-09-28)
  2. twindiatimes.com/2012-12-03/ranchi/35569515_1_national-book-fair-college-student-authors Young authors win hearts Articles.Timesofindia.Indiatimes.com (3 December 2012)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 [2]Bhilai lad makes waves with two bestsellers TimesofIndia - Bhilai lad makes waves with two bestsellers
  4. 4.0 4.1 [3]Dainik Bhaskar - Cha Gaye Apni Kamal Se Dainik Bhaskar - Cha Gaye Apni Kamal Se
  5. [4] In Conversation With Abhishek Agrawal
  6. 6.0 6.1 [5] Sorry, for loving you, a new novel by Abhishek Agrawal Allvoices.com (21 September 2010)
  7. 7.0 7.1 [6]Hello Youth Hello Youth
  8. [7] Book summary of Sorry for Loving You Bookpremi.com
  9. [8]Young authors win hearts TimeofIndia - Young authors win hearts
  10. 10.0 10.1 [9]Mithibai Book Launch Launch of Ek Chahat Adhuri Si
  11. [10]Face to Face with Abhishek Agrawal eHitavada
  12. [11]Bhilai lad makes waves with two bestsellers Bhilai lad makes waves with two bestsellers
  13. Dainik Bhaskar Top 10 Influential Persons of Chhattisgarh Top 10 Influential Persons of Chhattisgarh



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