Hindi writer Krishna Sobti passes away at 93

Legendary Hindi writer Krishna Sobti passed away on Friday morning in Delhi due to prolonged illness. She was 93.

According to sources, she was admitted in hospital for the last two months and her condition was deteriorating from past one week.

Born in February 1925, Sobti was a revered poet, fiction writer, and was also the recipient of many prestigious awards.

She was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Awards in 1980, the Shiromani Award in 1981 and also conferred with the Jnanpith in 2017.

She was best known for her 1966 novel Mitro Marajani. Her other acclaimed works include Surajmukhi Andhere Ke, Yaaron Ke Yaar, Daar Se Bichchuri, to name a few.