Renowned Urdu writer Intizar Hussain dies

Intizar Hussain
Intizar Hussain

Intizar Hussain


Renowned Pakistani fiction writer Intizar Hussain died at a local hospital here Tuesday. He was 92.

Hospital sources have confirmed death of Intizar Hussain, The News reported.

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

He gained a master’s degree in Urdu. 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.

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.

In 2013, Hussain became the first and only Pakistani to be nominated for the international Man Booker Prize, and was awarded the French civil award Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in September 2014.


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