New Delhi, Aug 12 (UNI) Noted writer V S Naipaul of Indian descent known for his novels set mostly in developing countries is dead.
Born in Trinidad but lived most of his life in England, Naipaul (85) died in his London residence on Saturday, according to his family sources.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the death of Sir Naipaul and said he will be “remembered” for his extensive works, which covered diverse subjects ranging from history, culture, colonialism, politics and more.
In a tweet, Prime Minister Modi said: “His passing away is a major loss to the world of literature. Condolences to his family and well wishers in this sad hour”.
In a tweet another famous writer Salman Rushdie, who most often disagreed with Sir Vidia, said he feels “as sad as if I just lost a beloved older brother”.
Born on August 17, 1932 in Trinidad, Naipaul wrote more than 30 books including masterpieces like
‘A Bend in the River’ and ‘A House for Mr Biswas’.
While he stayed in London most of his life, Naipaul also had accepted an invitation to write a monthly “Letter from London” for ‘The Illustrated Weekly of India’.