Padma Shri Awardee and Renowned litterateur Dr. Usha Kiran Khan passed away at the age of 79. She was known for her contribution to Hindi and Maithili languages. She was also the winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award for her Maithili novel ‘Bhamati: Ek Avismaraniya Premkatha’.
Usha Kiran was a celebrated historian and author. Several dignitaries mourned the death of the eminent personality. Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, paid his condolences and took to Twitter, “Sad demise of famous litterateur Dr. Usha Kiran Khan. She was a famous litterateur and writer. Her demise has caused an irreparable loss to the Hindi and Maithili literary worlds. We pray to God for eternal peace for the departed soul.”
Usha Kiran Khan Cause of Death
As per reports, Usha Kiran was admitted to the hospital for some time. She was ill for quite a long time, and on Sunday (February 11), she left this world. Writer of books like “In search of a divine,” Rana Safvi confirmed the death of the eminent writer. She took to Twitter (X) and said, “In very sad news coming in, Mrs. Ushakiran Khan, Padamshri, renowned scholar, famous novelist, and short storyteller, Aunty for us, passed away this afternoon. An era has gone with her. Om Shanti Alvida Aunty.”
About Usha Kiran Khan
Usha Kiran was born on 24 October 1945 at Laheriasarai in Darbhanga district. Kiran said her biggest motivation is Nagarjun. She said, “Nagarjun is like a father-like figure to me and his style of writing has always influenced me a lot.”
Usha’s notable works include her Maithili novel ‘Bhamati: Ek Avismaraniya Premkatha’, for which she received the Sahitya Akademi Award. She also got Kusumanjali Sahitya Samman from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations in 2012 for her Hindi novel ‘Sirjanhaar.’
Usha Kiran Khan’s Husband & Children
Usha Kiran was married to former IPS Ram Chandra Khan. In 1968, Khan joined the Indian Police Service and served till 2003. He was quite well-known in Bihar, but he passed away in 2022. Usha and Ram Chandra Khan have four children, but there’s not much information available online regarding her family and children.
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