Premchand was one of the greatest Hindi and Urdu authors in India. His name was originally Dhanpat Rai, but he came to be better-known by the name of Nawab Rai and Munshi Premchand. He was a sympathetic author, a conscious citizen of the country, a skilled orator and well-read editor. Premchand developed a tradition of Hindi story and novel so influential that it became the guide for the literature produced across the span of the century.In Shatranj Ke Khiladi, as Nawab Wajid Ali Shah is captured by the British, his well-wisher, Mirza Sajjaad Ali and Meer Roshan Ali are sitting among ruins to a game of Chess, each trying to save his King piece. In their efforts to save their kings in chess, they murder each other. This story is a sharp commentary on the selfishness of human beings.