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Renowned Hindi Fiction Writer Krishna Sobti Passes Away

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| January 25 , 2019 , 12:34 IST

Acclaimed Hindi writer and essayist Krishna Sobti passed away at the age of 93 in Delhi on Friday.

As per media reports Ashok Maheshwari 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. Even after being extremely sick, she was very much aware of her thoughts, about what was happening in the society."

Sobti was born in 1925 in Gujrat, now in Pakistan’s Punjab province, and grew up in Delhi and Shimla.

She was known for writing about issues of female identity and sexuality. One of her most famous being 1966 novel Mitro Marjani. She won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1980 for her novel Zindaginama. Some of her other novels are Daar Se Bichhuri, Surajmukhi Andhere Ke and Yaaron Ke Yaar. The writer was honored with the Jnanpith Award in 2017 for her contribution to Indian literature.

Various writers and political leaders took to their social media accounts and paid tribute to the iconic writer.