Veteran Urdu fiction writer Intizar Hussain passes away

02 Feb, 2016 4:55 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Renowned Urdu fiction writer Itizar Hussain passed away after a brief illness in Lahore on Tuesday.

He was 92.

Intizar Hussain was born in Dibai, Bulandshahr, India, on December 7, 1923 and migrated to Pakistan in 1947.

He wrote short stories and novels in Urdu, and also columns for newspapers in English.

He has received many awards in Pakistan, India and the Middle East, and has also been nominated for the Man Booker International Prize in 2013.

The Seventh Door and Leaves are among his books translated into English. He has translated works from English to Urdu. His writings include “Basti”, “Hindustan Se Aakhri Khat”, “Agay Samander Hai”, “Shehr-e-Afsos”, “Jataka Tales”, “Janam Kahanian” and “Wo Jo Kho Gaye”.

He received the Lifetime Achievement award at the Lahore Literary Festival in 2012. Intizar Hussain has been included in finalists of Man Booker International prize 2013.

On September 20, 2014 Hussain was awarded French civil award Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.


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