February 02, 2016
LAHORE: Intizar Hussain, story writer, novelist and journalist died Tuesday in Lahore where he was hospitalized. He was 92.
According to Dawn, he translated several novels from Urdu to English, among them Naya Ghar and Basti. A regular columnist for Dawn, Hussain was born at Dibai in Bulandshahr district. He migrated to Lahore in 1947 and served various newspapers before retiring from Mashriq in 1988 and began working as a freelance journalist and writer.
His books include Gali Koochay, Kankari, Din Aur Dastan, Shehr-i-afsos, Kachhuay, Khaimay Say Door, Khali Pinjra, Morenama and Sheharzad Kay Naam.
He was among the 10 finalists for the Man Booker International Prize for fiction in 2013.
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