Death of writer is mourned

ABU DHABI — A meeting of the Hindi literati will be held in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to pay homage to the noted hindi novelist Nirmal Verma who died in New Delhi on Tuesday night.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Thu 27 Oct 2005, 10:11 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:00 PM

Eminent writer and Hindi teacher at the Abu Dhabi Indian School, Krishna Bihari Tripathi, mourned the demise of Verma. Describing his passing away as an irreparable loss to Hindi language and literature, Tripathi said Verma's language and treatment of themes were inimitable.

The author aged 76, died in New Delhi following a brief illness. He is survived by his daughter Putun Verma. Born in Shimla, he was one of the luminaries in the firmament of Hindi language and literature and endeared himself to a large section of readers. He won the Bharatiya Jnanpith Award and the Sahitya Academy Award.

His story Maya Darpan was filmed in 1973 and bagged the Best Film Award of the year.

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