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.