LAHORE: Veteran short story writer, novelist, journalist and poet Intizar Husain passed away at a hospital in Lahore. The 92-year-old was undergoing treatment at a local hospital.
Hussain has several novels translated from Urdu into English including Naya Ghar and Basti.
Intizar Hussain was conferred upon the ‘Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters’ by the French Ambassador to Pakistan Philppe Thiebaud in September 2014.
He among the 10 finalists for the Man Booker International Prize for fiction in 2013.