LAHORE: Ace intellectual, short story writer, novelist, poet and columnist Intazar Hussain died at the age of 92 on Tuesday in in Lahore. He was undergoing a treatment at a private hospital.
Inztizar Husain was born on December 7, 1923 in Dibai, Bulandshahr, (British-India), after the partition he moved to Pakistan. He hold degree of Master’s in Urdu. He has short stories, translation of stories in Urdu , novels and English columns to his credit.
Intizar Hussain books include ‘Basti’, ‘Agay Samndar hay’, ‘Kankari’, ‘Gali Koochay’, ‘Sheharzad Kay Naam’, ‘Shahr-e-Afsos’, ‘Khali Pinjra’, ‘Wo Jo Kho Gaey’ and ‘Janam Kahaniyan’.
His work was acknowledged Internationally as well, he was the first Urdu writer to be nominated for the ‘Man Booker International prize for fiction back in 2013. ‘Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters’ by the French Ambassador to Pakistan Philippe Thiebaud in 2014 were other international recognition of his work.
Twitter pays Tribute to Ace writer:
World renowned fiction writer #IntizarHussain has passed away. Privileged to have spent time with the great writer.
— Owais Tohid (@OwaisTohid) February 2, 2016
U WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED pic.twitter.com/qJOMIksWgf
— Syed AghaAli Moosavi (@SyedAghaAli1) February 2, 2016
Intizar Hussain sb… RIP… A big loss for literature.
— Gharidah Farooqi (@GFarooqi) February 2, 2016
The works of Intizar Hussain sb are an expression of beauty &splendour of Urdu language.His views will always be relevant.
Rest in peace,sir
— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) February 2, 2016
Noted urdu novelists Intizar Hussain expired in Lahore. He was 92 #RIPIntizarhussain
— Asmatullah Niazi (@AsmatullahNiazi) February 2, 2016
The world of literature has lost a legend today – Intizar Hussain saahb is no more. Inna lillah wa Inna Elehe Rajiun pic.twitter.com/PAVwaZezPu
— Hameed Ullah Shaheen (@iHUSB) February 2, 2016
Intizar sahib, on translating Attia Hosain: I read her and thought, for some reason this Urdu novel is in English.So I put it back in Urdu.
— Kamila Shamsie (@kamilashamsie) February 2, 2016