Humour writer Vasudev Luintel dead


Famous humour and satire writer, Vasudev Luintel, died on the morning of September 10 in his residence at Dhunga Adda. He was 89. Luintel’s contributions in the field of writing and publishing are immense and he dedicated his life to the promotion of humour and satire in Nepali literature.

Bhimsenpati, Chithi-chapeta, Bhut Chaina, Batulbaatul are some of the well-known works of the late writer. To him also goes the credit of establishing the Kauwa (Crow) Publications.

Luintel set up the Vasudev-Vidhyadev Luintel Trust and instituted a prize that carried a purse of Rs 100,000 for the promotion of humour-satire literature, the biggest amount of cash prize in Nepal in the said field.

Luintel’s last rites were performed on the banks of the Balkhu river. He is survived by a son and a daughter.