Dr Ashok Patwari is a Pediatrician & Public Health Researcher by profession, and a creative writer by pastime. A Professor of Pediatrics at Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi and Research Professor in International Health at Boston University School of Public Health, he had also served the World Health Organization, which gave him a unique opportunity of traversing the world and an exposure to a wide spectrum of social issues and events which often jiggle a creative mind. A trilingual writer in English, Hindi and Urdu, Ashok Patwari regularly contributes to online and print journals including Muse India, Contemporary Literature Review of India and Phenomenal Literature. He has also been writing in Urdu since 1968, and his collection of Urdu short stories, Kuch Lomhey Kuch Saayey, received the Delhi Urdu Academy award (2005). He has also published a compilation of Hindi short stories, Behta Paani. A collection of his short stories Turquoise Tulips (Authors Press) came out in 2015.
(Updated on Nov 30, 2016)