New Delhi, April 11: Noted Hindi litterateur Vishnu Prabhakar, who has several short stories, novels, plays and travelogues to his credit, passed away.
The Padma Vibhushan awardee was undergoing treatment in Maharaja Agrasen Hospital at Punjabi Bagh in New Delhi.
He was 97. Prabhakar is survived by two sons and two daughters. His son Atul Prabhakar said he was in hospital since March 23 due to heart problem and urine infection.
Prabhakar had decided to donate his body to the All India Institute of Medical Science. Honoured with the Padma Bhushan and Sahitya Akademi awards, Prabhakar worked as Drama director in All India Radio from 1955 to 1957.
His famous works include ‘Awara Masiha’, ‘Pankheen’, ‘Jane Anjane’, ‘Dhalti Raat’, ‘Swapnamayi’, ‘Nav Prabhat’ and Doctor besides ‘Ardhanarishwar’ for which he was awarded Sahitya Akademi.