Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the master of magical realism, dies

Apr 18, 2014, 11:42 AM IST
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A framed picture of Fidel Castro with Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Tomas Erasmo Hernandez, signed by Castro, hangs inside the private restaurant Mama Ines in Old Havana, Cuba.

A framed picture of Fidel Castro with Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Tomas Erasmo Hernandez, signed by Castro, hangs inside the private restaurant Mama Ines in Old Havana, Cuba.

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A woman shows a book by Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez for sale next to a book by Fidel Castro at a state-run bookstore in Havana, Cuba.

A woman shows a book by Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez for sale next to a book by Fidel Castro at a state-run bookstore in Havana, Cuba.

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Miguel Guerra, a fan of Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, stands with flowers outside the funeral home where the body of Garcia Marquez was taken in Mexico City.

Miguel Guerra, a fan of Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, stands with flowers outside the funeral home where the body of Garcia Marquez was taken in Mexico City.

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A police officer, right, holds a candle during a vigil in front of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Museum, at the house were he was born in Aracataca, Colombia.

A police officer, right, holds a candle during a vigil in front of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Museum, at the house were he was born in Aracataca, Colombia.

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Women hold candles during a vigil in front of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Museum, at the house were he was born in Aracataca, Colombia.

Women hold candles during a vigil in front of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Museum, at the house were he was born in Aracataca, Colombia.

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Graciela Fernandez, right, holds a candle in front of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Museum, at the house were he was born in Aracataca, Colombia.

Graciela Fernandez, right, holds a candle in front of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Museum, at the house were he was born in Aracataca, Colombia.

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