Exotica Tourism Summit
 

Hindi author Krishna Sobti dies at 93

| | New Delhi
  • 0

Hindi author Krishna Sobti dies at 93

Friday, 25 January 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

Hindi author Krishna Sobti dies at 93

Eminent Hindi author and essayist Krishna Sobti died Friday in Delhi, family sources said. She was 93.

The author breathed her last in a Delhi hospital this morning, where she was admitted for the last two months, Ashok Maheshwari, a friend and managing director of Rajkamal Prakashan, said.

"She was about to complete her 94 years in February, so an age factor was there no doubt. For the last one week she was in the ICU," he said.

"Even after being extremely sick, she was very much aware about her thoughts, about what was happening in the society," Maheshwari added.

Born in 1925, Sobti was known for writing about issues of female identity and sexuality.

She received prestigious awards like Sahitya Akademi, Jnanpith and was also offered Padma Bhushan, which she had declined.

Sunday Edition

Sustainability goals 2020

16 February 2020 | Somnath Debnath | Agenda

Ways to Staying Healthy

16 February 2020 | Sant Rajinder Singh | Agenda

Be your own well-wisher

16 February 2020 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

You can write your life anew

16 February 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime | ‘I have been my own person’

16 February 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Larry’s theme for a dream

16 February 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer