Columnist Intizar Hussain passes away
Veteran short story writer, novelist, journalist and poet Intizar Husain passed away at a hospital in Lahore yesterday. 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.
Hussain was born at Dibai in Bulandshahr district. His date of birth is mired in controversy and may be any of the following December 21, 1922, December 21, 1923 or December 21, 1925. He did his intermediate in 1942, BA in 1944 and MA (Urdu) in 1946 from the Meerut College. He migrated to Lahore in 1947. Here he served various newspapers, retired from Mashriq daily in 1988 and began working as a freelance journalist and writer.