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Noted writer Kiran Nagarkar passes away at the age of 77

Kiran Nagarkar Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi Sep 06, 2019, 08.49 PM (IST)

Acclaimed English-Marathi journalist and writer Kiran Nagarkar died in Mumbai on Thursday after a brief illness at the age of 77. 

He was earlier admitted when reported of a brain haemorrhage. 

Kiran Nagarkar was born in a middle-class Maharashtrian family who got his education in Pune and Mumbai. 

As for his work, his first Marathi novel was ‘Saat Sakkam Treychalis’ (1974) that he wrote at the age of 32, which was later translated in English as ‘Seven Sixes are Forty’.

He then wrote ‘Ravan and Eddie’ (2004) and ‘Cuckold’ (1997) which won him the 2001 Sahitya Akademi award. After these he became the most respected modern post-independence Indian writers in English. 

His other works include ‘God's Little Soldier’ (2006) and the sequel of ‘God's Little Soldier and Ravan and Eddie - The Extras’ (2012) and ‘Rest in Peace: Ravan and Eddie’ (2015). In the same year, he also published ‘Bedtime Stories’ and ‘Jasoda’ (2018). His most recent work was ‘The Arsonist’ (2019).

Apart from books, Nagarkar also wrote plays and screenplays. He also worked in academia, journalism and advertising.

He is survived by his partner, Tulsi Vatsal.

Nagarkar was most recently in the news as his name came up in the Indian #MeToo movement when three women accused him of sexual harassment. He, however, denied these allegations.