Noted novelist Kiran Nagarkar passes away

Updated: Sep 06, 2019, 08:56 IST | The Guide Team | Mumbai

The Sahitya Akademi award-winning writer passed away on Thursday evening after suffering a brain haemorrhage

Noted novelist and playwright Kiran Nagarkar
Noted novelist and playwright Kiran Nagarkar

Considered one of the country's most prolific writers, Kiran Nagarkar passed away after suffering a brain haemorrhage on Thursday evening. He was 77. "He had gone to attend Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at a friend's place and collapsed there. He was hospitalised yesterday," a source said. 

Having worked as a journalist, screenplay writer and copywriter, his first book Saat Sakkam Trechalis (1974) was written in Marathi and translated into Seven Sixes are Forty-Three by Shubha Slee in 1980. Since then, all his books have been translated into German. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award for Cuckold in 2001.  

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