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Veteran fiction writer Intizar Hussain dies at 92

LAHORE: Intizar Hussain, a renowned Pakistani fiction writer, passed away in Lahore on Tuesday at the age of 92, Samaa reported. He was under treatment at a private hospital in Lahore. Hussain wrote short stories and novels in Urdu, and also columns in both English and Urdu newspapers. The Seventh Door and Leaves are among...

SAMAA | - Posted: Feb 2, 2016 | Last Updated: 6 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Feb 2, 2016 | Last Updated: 6 years ago

LAHORE: Intizar Hussain, a renowned Pakistani fiction writer, passed away in Lahore on Tuesday at the age of 92, Samaa reported.

He was under treatment at a private hospital in Lahore.

Hussain wrote short stories and novels in Urdu, and also columns in both English and Urdu newspapers.

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 many awards in Pakistan, India and Middle East, and was also nominated for the Man Booker International Prize in 2013.

Hussain received the lifetime achievement award at the Lahore Literary Festival in 2013. He was also awarded with French civil award Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
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