Renowned Hindi author Ganga Prasad Vimal was killed in a road accident in Sri Lanka. His daughter, granddaughter and a local driver were also killed in the accident.
The 80-year-old author was travelling with his family in a van, which crashed into a container truck from behind on the Southern Expressway in Kurundugahahathapma area on Monday night, they said.
HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ condoled his demise. He said that Vimal’s death is an irreparable loss to the world of literature and a personal loss for him.
Born in 1939 in Uttarkashi, Vimal wrote more than a dozen poetry collections, short story collections and novels.