August 15, Kathmandu: Noted literary figure Madan Mani Dixit has passed away today at the age of 97.
He was rushed to Himal Hospital in Putalisadak after he fainted at his own residence. The doctors of the hospital pronounced him dead. He was suffering from heart, kidney and respiratory complications.
Dixit has an eminent position in Nepali literature with his 46 literary creations in credit. Some of them are ‘Madhavi’, ‘Rigveda” Kehi Pramukh Sukti’ and ‘Gas Chamberko Mrityu’. He had received several prominent awards and honors, including Madan Puruskar, Sajha Puruskar and Padmashree Puruskar for his outstanding contributions to the Nepali literature.
He also has special contributions to the Nepali journalism sector.
Upon his demise, President Bidya Devi Bhandari paid tribute to senior litterateur Madan Mani Dixit, who died this morning. President Bhandari also extended her condolence to the bereaved family. The demise of Dixit has caused an irreparable loss to entire Nepali literature, she said in a condolence message today.
Similarly, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has expressed deep sorrow. PM Oli tweeted today stating that Dikxit was an eminent literary philosopher and practitioner. The prime minister in his tweet said the literary world would ever remember his contributions.
The Prime Minister also paid tribute to Dixit and expressed condolences to the grieved families.