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Veteran Urdu writer Intizar Hussain died

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

Feb 3, 2016 08:11 IST
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Veteran Urdu fiction writer and poet Intizar Hussain died on 2 February 2016 in Lahore. He was 92.

About Intizar Hussain

• He was born on 7 December 1923 in India; he migrated to the newly formed Pakistan in 1947.

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

• He was the first Pakistan national and the first Urdu writer ever to be nominated for the international award.

• He was conferred upon the Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ambassador to Pakistan Philppe Thiebaud in September 2014.

• His acclaimed novel Basti was published in 1979 and later translated into English.

• He also addressed the history of Pakistan and the subcontinent.

• He was a regular literary columnist for Pakistan’s leading English-language daily Dawn.

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