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Path breaking novelist Krishna Sobti dies at 93

Writer Krishna Sobti won fellowship of Sahitya Akademi Award in 1996 and was also honoured with Jnanpith Award in 2017.

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Top headlines of the day: 25 January 2019

On Friday the nation woke to the sad demise of the iconic Hindi writer Krishna Sobti. She died at the age of 93.

Sobti was extremely sick and was admitted to the hospital from last two months. The actress breath her last in the hospital this morning.

Some of her best works included Daar Se Bichhudi, Mitro Marjani, Zindaginama, Dil-o-Danish, Badalom ke Ghere, Ai Ladki and Gujarat Pakistan Se Gujarat Hindustan. Her novel “Zindaginama” won Sahitya Akademi award in 1980.

Krishna Sobti also won fellowship of Sahitya Akademi Award in 1996 and was also honoured with Jnanpith Award in 2017 for her contribution to Indian literature.

The writer mainly wrote on the partition, a relationship between man & woman, changing dynamics of Indian society, female identity & sexuality and the deterioration of human values.

 “The loss of Krishna Sobti is an irreparable one for Indian literature,” said writer Amitabha Bagchi. “Krishna Sobti’s love for the world and her love for language were inextricably linked. If there was one writer who showed us how to embrace this world with all its flaws, it was her. She was a sage of our time.”

 

Writer Nilanjana Roy said Sobti’s books made her feel “that writing could open up endless horizons”. “I am glad I had a chance to meet her over the years, and say thank you to her for what she meant to me,” Roy added.

 


Krishna Sobti was also offered Padma Bhushan award in 2010 which she refused.

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