KATHMANDU: Litterateur Indra Bahadur Rai has passed away.
91 year old Rai breathed his last at his home in Darjeeling, in the Indian state of West Bengal, on Tuesday evening.
The famed writer, whose contributions to Nepali literature are innumerable, was born on February 3, 1927 in Darjeeling.
His renowned work ”Aaja Ramita Chha” was recently translated into English ”There’s a Carnival Today” by Manjushree Thapa.
Rai, along with Ishwar Bhallav and Bairagi Kaila, added what is called ‘the third dimension’ to Nepali literature.
Indra Bahadur Rai was bestowed with the Sahitya Academy Award, Jagadambashree Award, among other awards, for his works.
Rai had lost his wife last year.