Urdu literature’s luminary writer Quratulain Hyder — who jostled for
creative space with the language's other grand dame Ismat Chughtai — passed away at her Noida home early Tuesday morning . She was 81.
Born in 1927, this Jnanpith awardee was one of India’s most prolific pens —
both in Urdu and English. She won Sahitya Akademi Award for her collection of short stories Patjhar ki Awaz (The Sound of Falling Leaves) in 1968. She won the Padmashree and Ghalib awards in 1984. The Urdu Academy in Delhi conferred upon her the Bahadur Shah Zafar Award in 2000.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
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