Expressway accident: Renowned Hindi author, his two family members die

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Renowned Hindi author Ganga Prasad Vimal and his two family members were killed in a recent Southern Expressway (E-01) accident on Monday (23), police said.

The 80-year-old author was travelling along 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.

Vimal and two of his family members were killed on the spot while a local driver died on the way to the hospital.

Two more persons sustained injuries. The van was heading towards Colombo from the southern port town of Galle when the accident took place, police said.

Born in 1939 in Uttarkashi, a Himalayan town in Uttarakhand, Vimal held key responsibilities in Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University and Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra.

He wrote more than one dozen poetry collections, short story collections and novels.

His last novel, Manushkhor, was published in 2013. He received several Hindi literary awards. (New Indian Express)

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  • Arthur Thuring Thursday, 26 December 2019 10:06 AM

    Sad to hear about the loss of life. Our deepest sympathy to the families. It time that authorities review their policy on the use of express ways by heavy vehicle and slow driving drivers. They are a Hazzard to express way users.

    Don Hemathilake Muthukuda Arachci Thursday, 26 December 2019 11:40 AM

    It y is very sad we share our sorrow with his relatives back in India

    Ben Thursday, 26 December 2019 02:30 PM

    What a sad end to the renowned author and his family members. R.I.P

    Nuwan Thursday, 26 December 2019 03:11 PM

    The biggest issue on sri lankan highways is the slow vehicles. Must do something about it.


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