Renowned Hindi author Namvar Singh passes away

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New Delhi, Feb 20: Renowned Hindi author and critic Namvar Singh, a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, has died here, his family members said on Wednesday. He was 92.

He died on Tuesday night at the All India Institute of Medical Science’s Trauma Centre.

Writer-journalist Om Thanvi said that Singh’s cremation will take place on Wednesday at the Lodhi crematorium.

“The Hindi literary world has plunged into darkness. Noteworthy thinker and a harbinger of Hindi literature passed away,” he said.

Singh held a Ph.D from the Banaras Hindu University, where he also began his teaching career.

The author had been the Editor of magazines ”Janyug” and ”Alochana”.

Mr Singh had been the former president of the All India Progressive Writers’ Association (AIPWA).

Mr Singh had contested and lost the Lok Sabha elections as a Communist Party of India (CPI) candidate in 1959 from Chandauli in Uttar Pradesh.

Well, known author, Kashinath Singh is Namvar Singh’s younger brother.

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