Veteran Urdu fiction writer Intizar Hussain passes away at 92

Published: February 2, 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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  • nadeem
    Feb 2, 2016 - 4:10PM

    I don’t know him, but I envy the fact that he got a long life which ended after only a short (it seems) illness. I wish this happens to all of us. May he rest in peace. Recommend

  • Abbas
    Feb 2, 2016 - 4:48PM

    Academic LostRecommend

  • Allah forgive him ….
    Intizar Hussain was a legend man , was a teacher , a commitment was completed ….
    Hussain !
    Allah forgive you and give you a higher place in paradise , Ameen.
    Very pathetic ,
    Prof.Dr. Mujeeb Zafar Anwaar HameediRecommend

  • Muneeb R. Kamboh
    Feb 2, 2016 - 8:27PM

    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.Recommend

  • Marl Brando
    Feb 2, 2016 - 9:03PM

    It’s a bleak, heartbreaking time when all the guiding lights start going out. RIP, God bless. Recommend

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