Namvar Singh

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Namvar Singh
Singh in 1996
Singh in 1996
Native name
नामवर सिंह
Born(1926-07-28)28 July 1926
Jiyanpur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, British India
Died19 February 2019(2019-02-19) (aged 92)
Delhi, India
OccupationWriter, critic
LanguageHindi
Alma materBanaras Hindu University
Notable worksKavita Ke Naye Pratiman, Chhayavaad , Dusari Parampara Ki Khoj
Notable awards1971: Sahitya Akademi Award
1991: Shalaka Samman,Sahitya Bhushan Samman, Kuvempu Rashtreeya Puraskar
RelativesKashinath Singh (brother)

Namvar Singh (28 July 1926 – 19 February 2019) was an Indian literary critic, linguist, academician and theoretician.[1][2] He was a professor of Hindi literature in several other universities. He was the founder and first chairman of Jawaharlal Nehru University's Centre of Indian Languages. He retired in 1992.

Singh died on 19 February 2019 in Delhi from pneumonia at the age of 92.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hindi author Namwar Singh bucks the trend".
  2. "Namvar Singh: What Will Marx Think?". OPEN Magazine.
  3. "Acclaimed Hindi Author Namvar Singh Dies At 92". NDTV.com. 20 February 2019. Retrieved 20 February 2019.