Padma Shri awardee, Urdu writer Mujtaba Hussain passes away aged 83
- Renowned Urdu writer and satirist Mujtaba Hussain, who had returned the Padma Shri award to the union government last year, passed away at his residence here on Wednesday after a cardiac arrest, family sources said.
- He was 83 and is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.
- Hussain had been bed ridden for the last five months due to old-age related and other problems and the end came on Wednesday morning after he suffered a cardiac arrest, his elder son Hadi Hussain told reporters.
- Hussain was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilan award, in 2007 for his contribution to Urdu literature. However, he had returned it in December last year, saying he was not happy with the situation in the country. He had alleged criminal activities were increasing day by day and democracy has come under threat in the country. “
- Born on 15 July 1936, Mujtaba Hussain was known for his humorous writings and columns in Urdu newspapers and books. Some of his notable works include his autobiographical satire titled Apne Yaad Mein, and his other writings like Urdu ke sheher urdu ke log, Behar hall, Safar lakht lakht and Mera Column.
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