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PM, political leaders condole Naipaul's demise

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Leaders from across the political spectrum condoled the demise of Nobel Laureate V S Naipaul, with saying, it was a major loss for the world of

Naipaul, known for his critical commentary on colonialism, idealism, religion and politics, died at the age of 85, his family said early today.

He is the recipient of numerous honours, including the Man in 1971 and a knighthood for services to in 1990. Naipaul was awarded the Nobel Prize for in 2001.

The wrote on Twitter, "Sir Naipaul will be remembered for his extensive works, which covered diverse subjects ranging from history, culture, colonialism, politics and more."

"His passing away is a major loss to the world of literature. Condolences to his family and well wishers in this sad hour."

also condoled the author's death and said the world lost a genius.

"Deeply saddened to learn about the death of and Nobel Laureate Shri #VSNaipaul. He has inspired a whole generation of writers," he said.

"In his death the world loses a genius today. Offering my prayers to the departed soul," Chouhan said.

also took to to condole the death of the "literary giant".

"My condolences on the passing away of Nobel Laureate #VSNaipaul - a and a modern philosopher who enthralled and influenced the world with his keen observations, creativity and often critical descriptions. May his soul rest in peace," he tweeted.

Odisha tweeted, "Saddened to learn about the passing away of celebrated & Nobel laureate #VSNaipaul."

"His works exploring colonisation, migration & unraveling of the British empire were exemplary & thought-provoking," he said.

Sir was born on August 17, 1932 in into an Indian Hindu family and moved to England at 18 after receiving a scholarship to University College,

He subsequently settled in England, although he travelled extensively thereafter.

Naipaul married in 1955. After her death in 1996, he married divorced Pakistani

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 12:20 IST