7 December 1923|
Dibai, British India
|Died||12 February 2016
|Alma mater||Meerut College|
Intizar Hussain (Urdu: انتظار حسین; December 7, 1923 – February 2, 2016) was a Pakistani Urdu writer of novels, short stories, poetry and nonfiction. He is widely recognised as a leading literary figure of Pakistan.
He wrote short stories, novels and poetry in Urdu, and also columns for newspapers in English. The Seventh Door, Leaves and Basti are among his books that have been translated into English. His other writings include Hindustan Se Aakhri Khat, Agay Samander hai, Shehr-e-Afsos, Jataka Tales, Janam Kahanian and Wo Jo Kho Gaye.
In 2007, Hussain received the Pakistani civil award Sitara-i-Imtiaz. He was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2013, and shortly after received a lifetime achievement award at the Lahore Literary Festival. In September 2014, Hussain was made an Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. On February 2, 2016 he died at National Hospital, DHA at Lahore on 2:45 p.m, after contracting pneumonia.
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