August 15 – Noted literary figure Madan Mani Dixit,97, has passed away this morning. He was suffering from heart, kidney and respiratory complications.
Dixit was hospitalized at Sumeru Hospital in Lalitpur last week after he complained of respiratory problems. After discharging from Sumeru on Wednesday, he was immediately rushed to Himal Hospital in Putalisadak after fainted at his own residence while going to washroom, where he was declared as dead.
Dixit holds eminent position in the field of Nepali literature with his 46 literary creations to his credit. ‘Madhavi’, ‘Rigveda” Kehi Pramukh Sukti’ and ‘Gas Chamberko Mrityu’ are some of his acclaimed creations. He had received several prominent awards and honors, including Madan Puruskar, Sajha Puruskar and Padmashree Puruskar for his outstanding contributions to the Nepali literary world. He also has special contributions to the Nepali journalism sector.
Born in Gairidhara, Kathmandu on Falgun 6, 1979, Dixit is survived by a spouse, three sons and a daughter. Dixit’s mortal body will be cremated at Pashupati Aryaghat today, according to his grandson Awani Dixit.