The Hush Post|13:00 pm|1-min-read
Well-known Hindi author and novelist Krishna Sobti died on Friday morning in Delhi. She was 93. She breathed her last in a Delhi hospital as she was admitted there for the last two months.
Ashok Maheshwari, a friend and 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,” he said.
“Even after being extremely sick, she was very much aware about her thoughts, about what was happening in the society,” Maheshwari further added.
Sobti was born in 1925 and was known for writing about issues like female identity and sexuality.
She received prestigious awards like Sahitya Akademi and Jnanpith awards. She was also offered the Padma Bhushan which she had declined.
In 1980, she won the Sahitya Akademi Award for her novel Zindaginama.
She was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, the highest award of the Akademi in 1996. In 2017, she received the Jnanpith Award for her contribution to Indian literature.