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Krishna Sobti

Indian writer

Krishna Sobti (18 February 1925 – 25 January 2019) was an Indian Hindi-language fiction writer and essayist.

Krishna Sobti
Krishna Sobti
Sobti in 2011
Born(1925-02-18)18 February 1925
Gujrat, Punjab Province, British India
Died25 January 2019(2019-01-25) (aged 93)
New Delhi, India
OccupationFiction writer, essayist
LanguageHindi
NationalityIndian
Alma materFateh Chand College for Women, Lahore (did not graduate)
Notable works
  • Zindaginama
  • Mitro Marajani
  • Daar Se Bichchuri
  • Surajmukhi Andhere Ke
Notable awards
Years active1944–2018
SpouseShivnath

She won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1980 for her novel Zindaginama and in 1996, was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship.

In 2017, she received the Jnanpith Award for her contribution to Indian literature.

Sobti died in New Delhi on 25 January 2019 from pneumonia at the age of 93.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Here are the 33 writers who returned their Sahitya Akademi awards". Indian Express. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  2. Hindi author Krishna Sobti dies at 93