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Renowned Hindi and Maithili Writer Dr. Usha Kiran Khan Passed Away at 78

The literary world mourns the loss of Dr. Usha Kiran Khan, a luminary in Hindi and Maithili literature, who passed away on February 11, 2024, at the age of 78. Dr. Usha Kiran Khan, renowned for her impactful writings and academic contributions, left an indelible mark on Indian literature.

Born on October 24, 1945, Dr. Usha Kiran Khan’s literary journey was marked by brilliance and innovation. She was not only a prolific writer but also an academic historian, enriching the literary landscape with her profound insights and scholarly works.

Dr. Usha Kiran Khan’s achievements were duly recognized during her lifetime. She was honored with the prestigious Padmashree, one of India’s highest civilian awards, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to literature. Additionally, she received the Sahitya Akademi Award, further solidifying her status as a literary icon.

The news of Dr. Usha Kiran Khan’s demise has elicited an outpouring of grief across Bihar, particularly in Mithilanchal, where she held a special place in the hearts of the people. Her passing has left a void in the literary community, with admirers and fellow writers mourning the loss of a visionary wordsmith.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed his profound condolences, acknowledging Dr. Khan’s invaluable contributions to Hindi and Maithili literature. Describing her as a renowned litterateur and writer, Kumar lamented the irreparable loss suffered by the literary world.

In his condolence message, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar prayed for eternal peace for the departed soul and offered strength to Dr. Khan’s family to endure this period of sorrow.

Dr. Usha Kiran Khan’s legacy will continue to inspire generations of writers and readers alike. Her words will resonate through the annals of Indian literature, serving as a testament to her enduring influence and profound literary prowess. As the literary fraternity mourns her loss, her spirit lives on in the timeless pages of her works, immortalizing her contribution to the world of letters.

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