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Eminent Hindi litterateur Madhukar Singh died at 87

Jul 30, 2014 18:12 IST

Madhukar Singh, an eminent Hindi litterateur died at his residence in village Dharahara of Bhojpur district on 21 July 2014. He was 87.

He was bedridden since many years after a paralytic attack and is now survived by three daughters and three sons

About Madhukar Singh
•    In 1970s Madhukar Singh led Samantar Kahani Andolan in story writing along with Kamleshwar, a noted writer and others
•    He extensively wrote about rural downtrodden workers and farmers
•    Singh wrote about 35 books and it included 17 collections of stories and 13 novels
•    His story titled Dushman is considered as a milestone in Hindi story writing and was played in 1980s in Hindi belt by different drama groups
•    Some other novel works of Singh were Arjun Zinda Hai, Benimadho Tiwari Ki Patoh Sonbhadra Ki Radha and Mere Gaon Ke Log
•    In late 1960s, he was deeply influenced by Naxal movement
•    Awards and honours given to Madhukar singh included
a)    Soviet Land Nehru Award
b)    Bihar government's prestigious Jannayak Karpoori Thakur Sahitya Puraskar
c)    Udayraj Puraskar

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