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Sahitya Akademi Awardee Novelist Kiran Nagarkar Dead

Mumbai: Acclaimed English-Marathi journalist and author Kiran Nagarkar died right here on Thursday after a short sickness, household sources mentioned. He was 77.

He had been admitted for therapy of mind haemorrhage to a non-public hospital the place he breathed his final.

Born in a middle-class Maharashtrian household, he was educated in Pune and Mumbai.

Nagarkar’s first Marathi novel was “Saat Sakkam Treychalis”, (1974) which was later translated in English as “Seven Sixes are Forty”.

Then adopted “Cuckold” (1997) which gained him the 2001 Sahitya Akademi award and catapulted him among the many most revered fashionable post-independence Indian writers in Englsih.

His different works embrace “God’s Little Soldier” (2006), “Ravan and Eddie” (2004) and its two sequels – “The Extras” (2012) and “Rest in Peace” (2015), and that yr solely, “Bedtime Stories” after which, “Jasoda” (2018). His most up-to-date work was “The Arsonist” (2019).

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