Homage to Intizar Hussain
The French Embassy in Pakistan pays tribute to the renowned novelist, historian, critic, journalist, biographer, chronicler, Intizar Hussain, who breathed his last today in Lahore. The French Embassy presents its condolences to his family and to all his dear ones.
A friend of France and its culture, an essential reference in literature of South Asia, Intizar Hussain has been praised by France for the richness and variety of his work, by conferring upon him the prestigious Award of “Officier des Arts et des Lettres” on 20th September 2014 in Lahore.
Experienced translator of famous French writers Sartre, Camus and Gide, he continued to be a fervent advocate of dialogue between modern literature in Pakistan and that of contemporary France and a great promoter of the dialogue between cultures.