Renowned fiction writer , novelist and short story writer Khalida Hussain has been passed away on Friday (Jan 11) due to complications from a long illness. Her funeral prayer was attended by family members, friends and senior writers.
Ms Hussain was known as one of the best fiction writers and novelists in Urdu Literature. She rose to fame in the 60s with her short stories and became a trend setter. Kaghazi Ghat was her last masterpiece in Urdu literature. Khalida Hussain started her work with short stories that revolved around international crises and their implications on the lives of people.
Other prominent personalities of Pakistani have been paying tribute to the late author, as “Khalida Hussain was amongst was amongst the pioneers of Pakistani fiction. She was one of the first authors here to write in a Western style and it was fantastic! After Manto, it was Khalida who took that style of writing forward,” said poet Amjad Islam Amjad. ““Khalida Hussain was the best fiction writer in the country after Intizar Hussain. She always wrote stories on real life and introduced a new trend in Urdu fiction writing,” said poet Iftikhar Arif.
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19 January, 2019