Monday, April 13, 2009

OBIT: Author Vishnu Prabhakar dead

Noted Hindi writer Vishnu Prabhkar died after prolonged illness in Delhi on April 11. He was 97.

Prabhakar had been suffering from cancer for the last one and half years.

Prabhakar was born on Jan 12, 1912. His first work was published in 1931 in the Milap newspaper. he wrote novels, plays and and even books for children in his long and illustrious writing career. He is best known for Awara Masiha. a biography of Saratchandra Chattopadhyaya, the great Bangla writer. A stauch Gandhian, he was always seen sporting the gandhi topi.

Among the awards he won were the Padma Bhushan, Sahitya Akademi and Gyanpith.

According to his wishes, his body was donated for medical research.

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