Fiction. South Asia Studies. Translated from the Hindi by Sudarshan Purohit. Vimal never wanted to get involved in the heist. Now that he's been roped in, he just hopes he can finish the job without getting caught. His partners have other plans, however, and soon Vimal finds himself playing a deadly game with the kingpin of the Punjab underworld.... First published in 1977 and reprinted over fifteen times, THE 65 LAKH HEIST is the fourth book in Surender Mohan Pathak's hugely popular `Vimal' series, the book that launched a whole genre of anti-hero Hindi crime fiction.
Surender Mohan Pathak, born in Amritsar, Punjab, in 1940, is the leading author of Hindi-language crime fiction, with nearly 300 novels to his credit. His writing career began in the early 1960s with his brilliant Hindi translations of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels, the works of James Hadley Chase, and Mario Puzo's The Godfather. His original novels have sold over 25 million copies in Hindi, making him one of India's all-time best-selling authors. Author City: Delhi IND