Nobel Prize victor V S Naipaul passes away

VS Naipaul

VS Naipaul

Born in Trinidad on August 17, 1932, Naipaul studied at Oxford University and published his first novel, "The Mystic Masseur", in 1957. Other titles include "Miguel Street;" "A House for Mr. Biswas", with a protagonist based on Naipaul's father; "The Loss of El Dorado", a colonial history of Trinidad; and "Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions among the Converted Peoples", on the eastern regions of the Islamic world.

Looking back at the Nobel Laureate's elaborate literary career of over five decades, Patrick French, the author of his biography "The World is What It Is", remembered him as a "very amusing and witty" person who was "always conscious of his Indian family background".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the death of Sir Naipaul and said he will be "remembered" for his extensive works, which covered diverse subjects ranging from history, culture, colonialism, politics and more. I think she had all the relapses and everything after that...

Naipaul got a scholarship to study in England in 1950 and he came to Oxford University, where he met Patricia Hell.

The objects of Naipaul's ire ranged from corruption in Indian politics to the West's cynical treatment of its former colonies to the cult of personality in The Return of Eva Peron.

In a tweet another famous writer Salman Rushdie, who most often disagreed with Sir Vidia, said he feels "as sad as if I just lost a beloved older brother".

Writer V.S. Naipaul waits to receive his Nobel prize for literature at Stockholm's Konserthuset from Sweden's King Carl Gustaf, Sweden December 10, 2001.

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The Nobel judges singled out as his "masterpiece" the 1987 work "The Enigma of Arrival".

That journey led him many other achievements including being knighted in 1990 and winning the Booker prize in 1971 for his novel "In a Free State". He left university in 1954 and found a job as a cataloguer in London's National Portrait Gallery.

There developed a decades-long friendship between Naipaul and Theroux, but in an angry and unforgiving book, Sir Vidia's Shadow, Naipaul rejected Theroux.

Naipaul ignored Theroux's book, but he did authorize a candid biography that confirmed some of Theroux's claims.

"It could be said that I had killed her", he told biographer Patrick French.

Two months after Hale died, Naipaul married his second wife, Pakistani newspaper columnist Nadira Khannum Alvi.

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