Gopi Chand Narang, theorist, literary critic, and scholar recognized by the Presidents of both India and Pakistan, dies at 91.
The nonagenarian ambassador of Urdu, Narang, took his last breath in the United States.
Narang set new modernized standards for the Urdu language. In literary circles, he is widely known as the ambassador of Urdu. Moreover, he traveled worldwide and attended various gatherings and discussions where he promoted the Urdu language. He was never weak in the knees, even though his opponents never missed an opportunity to cast aspersions on him, riding high.
Narang authored dozens of books on literature, poetry, criticism, and cultural sciences. His writing was translated into many other languages. In his entire career, he faced plagiarism and was dragged into controversies. There have been allegations against Gopi Chand Narang for depriving and translating information from secondary sources. The claim is that a significant part of his award-winning book Sakhtiyat our Mashriqui Sheriyiat is translated from secondary sources.
Gopi Chand Narang was born on 11 February 1931 in Balochistan. He mastered Urdu at the University of Delhi. Narang’s father was a scholar in Persian and Sanskrit which attracted his interest in literature. He received Sitara-i-Imtiaz by the government of Pakistan and Padma Bhushan Padma Shiri by the government was India.
Moreover, Gopi Chand Narang’s cause of death is unavailable.