New Delhi: Renowned novelist and playwright Kiran Nagarkar died in Mumbai on Thursday evening after a brief illness, family sources said. He was 77. Earlier this week, he suffered a massive brain hemorrhage.
He had been admitted for treatment of brain hemorrhage to a private hospital in Mumbai where he breathed his last.
Nagarkar, who was born in Mumbai in 1942, published his first novel, 'Saat Sakkam Trechalis', in Marathi in 1974.
Then followed "Cuckold" (1997) which won him the 2001 Sahitya Akademi award and catapulted him among the most respected modern post-independence Indian writers in English.
His other works include "God's Little Soldier" (2006), "Ravan and Eddie" (2004) and its two sequels - "The Extras" (2012) and "Rest in Peace" (2015), and that year only, "Bedtime Stories" and then, "Jasoda" (2018). His most recent work was "The Arsonist" (2019).
Nagarkar worked as an academic, journalist, screenplay writer, and in the advertising industry.
Nagarkar was one of the many personalities who were accused of harassment, when the wave of #MeToo allegations hit the country in October last year. Three women journalists on social media had accused him of making unwelcome physical contact with them.