Noted Hindi author and essayist Krishna Sobti passed away

Highlights:

  • Noted Hindi author and essayist Krishna Sobti, who passed away on 24 January 2019.
  • She was awarded the Jnanpith Award, India’s highest literary award, in 2017.
  • Sobti’s notable works include 'Daar Se Bichhudi', 'Gujarat Pakistan Se Gujarat Hindustan' among others.
  • She was awarded the Sahitya Akademi award in 1980. She was also offered Padma Bhushan, which she declined.