Veteran Urdu fiction writer Intizar Hussain passes away at 92

Intizar Husain was the first Pakistani and first Urdu writer ever to be nominated for The Man Booker Prize award

Zahid Ali February 02, 2016

LAHORE: Veteran short story writer, novelist, columnist and poet Intizar Hussain passed away on Tuesday at a hospital in Lahore. The 92-year-old was undergoing treatment at a private hospital.

Hussain was among the 10 finalists for the Man Booker International Prize for fiction in 2013.

He was the first Pakistani and the first Urdu writer ever to be nominated for the international award.

Questions on our identity still need answers: Intizar Hussain

Intizar Hussain was also conferred upon the 'Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters' by the French Ambassador to Pakistan Philppe Thiebaud in September 2014.


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Marl Brando | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend It's a bleak, heartbreaking time when all the guiding lights start going out. RIP, God bless.
Muneeb R. Kamboh | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend A sad day for the people emotionally attached with Urdu literature. A sad day for the people of literature nationwide and beyond borders who felt connected with his work.
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