Fiction writer Intizar Hussain passed away at 92

WEB DESK: Renowned fiction writer Intizar Hussain passed away in Lahore today at the age of 92, Aaj News reported.

Intizar Hussain was a novelist, short-story writer, columnist, travel writer, biographer, playwright, critic and translator.

Some people even called him a philosopher, a reformer but he refused to be called anything else but a fiction writer. His illustrious journey began with the collection of his short stories, Gali koochay, published in 1952.

“I’m a man of fiction only and have nothing to do with Sufism or philosophy. If somebody has discovered philosophy in my writings, I’m not to blame for it,” he said while literary writer paid him living tribute on one occasion.

He among the 10 finalists for the Man Booker International Prize for fiction in 2013.