Noted Hindi litterateur Madhukar Singh passed away
Madhukar Singh (87), a distinguished Hindi litterateur passed away at his residence in village Dharahara of Bhojpur district, Bihar.
In 1970s he led “Samantar Kahani Andolan” in story writing along with Kamleshwar, a noted writer and others. He wrote comprehensively about rural downtrodden workers and farmers. He penned about 35 books including 17 collections of stories and 13 novels. His story titled Dushman became a milestone in Hindi story writing and played as drama in 1980s in Hindi belt by different drama groups. Some of his other notable works include Arjun Zinda Hai, Benimadho Tiwari Ki Patoh Sonbhadra Ki Radha and Mere Gaon Ke Log.
Awards and honours:
- Soviet Land Nehru Award
- Jannayak Karpoori Thakur Sahitya Puraskar conferred upon him by Bihar Government
- Udayraj Puraskar