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Syed Mustafa Siraj dead

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Sahitya Akademi winner Syed Mustafa Siraj died at a city hospital this morning after a brief illness, family sources said.

He is survived by his wife, two sons and as many daughters.

Siraj (82) was admitted to a hospital on August 30 after his condition deteriorated, his son Amitabh said.

Siraj had won the Sahitya Akademi award in 1994 for his novel 'Aleek Manush' and penned over 200 books, including some for children which were very popular.

His body would be kept at a city mortuary and later will be taken to his ancestral house at Khoshbashpur in Murshidabad district where he would be buried tomorrow, they said.

First Published: Tue, September 04 2012. 13:25 IST