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Dominique Lapierre Dies at 91; French Author Was Known for His India-Based Books Freedom at Midnight and City of Joy

Renowned French writer Dominique Lapierre is no more. He who had passion for India passed away at the age of 91. His wife, Dominique Conchon-Lapierre, confirmed his death to French newspaper Ver-Matin on Sunday. “At the age of 91, he died of old age,” she told the newspaper, “Dominic no longer suffers because he is at peace and serene”. Lapierre, who was born on July 30, 1931 in Châtellon, wrote several books on India such as freedom at midnight And happy city, Whose millions of copies were sold. Hans Magnus Enzensberger passes away: German writer and intellectual dies in Munich at the age of 93,

He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2008. freedom at midnight A factual account of the events leading up to Indian independence, beginning with the appointment of Lord Mountbatten of Burma as the last Viceroy of British India and ending with the assassination and funeral of Mahatma Gandhi. his 1985 book city ​​of happiness Describes the struggles of a rickshaw puller in Kolkata which was adapted into a film in 1992 starring Patrick Swayze. Bob McGrath dies at the age of 90; Veteran actor best known for his role in Sesame Street,

from Lapierre’s lot of royalties city ​​of happiness The donation was made to charitable projects in India. city ​​of happiness Tells the story of the unsung heroes of Kolkata’s Pilkhana slum. Lapierre donated half of the revenue from this book to a number of humanitarian projects in Kolkata, including leprosy and polio children’s shelters, dispensaries, schools, rehabilitation workshops, education programs, sanitation works, and hospital boats. To process and channel the charitable funds, he founded Action Aid for Calcutta Lepers’ Children (registered in France as Action pour les enfants des Lepreux de Calcutta).

Lapierre and Larry Collins wrote several other books together, the last of which was Is New York Burning? in 2005.O Jerusalem (1972), or i’ll dress you in mourning (1968), freedom at midnight (1975), fifth horseman (1980), with Is New York Burning? were co-written by two great authors.