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Urdu author Mujtaba Hussain passes away

Wed 27 May 2020, 12:00:05
Well-known Urdu author, humorist and satirist from Hyderabad city, Mujtaba Hussain, passed away at his residence in Red Hills here around 9 am on Wednesday. He was 87 years old.

Mujtaba Hussain was awarded the Padma Shri in 2007, and was known for his humourous writings, columns in Urdu newspapers and books.
Hussain’s satirical works were translated into Oriya, Kannada, Hindi, English, Russian and Japanese languages. His career spanned almost 54 years. His travelogue ‘Japan Chalo, Japan Chalo’ was one of the unique contributions to Urdu literature. His book ‘America Ghaans Kaat Raha Hai’, a take on US foreign policy received good response.

Around 12 PhDs were done on Hussain by different scholars from across India during his lifetime. He also hit headlines in 2019 when he decided to return the Padma Shri following the atmosphere of hate across the country.




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