British writer, historian Patrick French dies at 56

| | New Delhi
  • 0

British writer, historian Patrick French dies at 56

Thursday, 16 March 2023 | PTI | New Delhi

British writer, historian Patrick French dies at 56

British writer, historian and academician Patrick French died in London after battling cancer for four years on Thursday, his family said.

French, best known for his biography of VS Naipaul, "The World Is What It Is", and "India: A Portrait", died at 8 am (London time), his wife Meru Gokhale said.

"At 8.10 am this morning my beloved husband Patrick French passed away in London after a brave battle with cancer. He was an exceptional father, friend, husband, teacher and mentor to many. His kindness and love will stay with us forever. He went in peace, without suffering," Gokhale, former publisher at the Penguin Press Group, said.

Among those who sent in their tributes were Congress MP and author Shashi Tharoor, and historians William Dalrymple and Ramachandra Guha.

State Editions

Delhi Govt prepared for any Covid situation: CM

01 April 2023 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Sisodia bail plea in Excise case nixed

01 April 2023 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

BJP accuses Kejriwal of peddling lies against Modi

01 April 2023 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

‘LG, BJP conspiring to stop power subsidy to Delhiites’

01 April 2023 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Ambedkar Univ to launch 5 schools for social science

01 April 2023 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Sunday Edition

Robots & Rituals

26 March 2023 | AP | Agenda

HEALTH BRIEFS

20 March 2023 | Pioneer | Agenda

Rare diseases: No longer rare

12 March 2023 | Archana Jyoti | Agenda

Health Briefs

12 March 2023 | Agencies | Agenda

Shiva offers lesson in Art of Living

12 March 2023 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda