Krishan Chander (November 23, 1914 – March 8, 1977) (Urdu: كرشن چندر ) was an Urdu and Hindi Afsaana Nigaar, or short story writer. He wrote mainly in Urdu, but was well-versed in Hindi and English.
He was a prolific writer, penning over 20 novels, 30 collections of short stories and scores of radio plays in Urdu and later, after partition of the country, took to writing mainly in Hindi. As the then editor of the Urdu section of the Forman College House magazine Mehr Lal Soni Zia Fatehabadi was instrumental in having got published in the year 1932 the first ever Urdu short story, Sadhu, written by Krishan Chander who was at that time more interested in English writings of his own and edited the English section.
I have found “Maha Lakshmi Ka Pul” a masterpiece short story by Krishen Chander and thought I should share it with you. Here you go.