Mohali, Punjab, India
Balijit earned a BA from the Government College in Ropar and an MA from Punjab University, Chandigarh. He wrote his first story while studying in college. His professor, Bhushan Dhianpuri, encouraged students to submit their stories for a writing contest. Balijit’s story won the contest, which then launched his literary journey. Today, he is a respected author, having produced three collections of short stories – ‘Soan Gallan’ (2006), ‘Ebartana’ (2010) and Uchian Awazan (2022). A Hindi translation of ‘Ebartana’ was published in 2019. He is the recipient of the Lok Kavi Gurdas Ram Alam award. In 2022 the ‘Noooan’ or ‘Loooan’ story was conferred the Urmila Anand Simrati Book award.