KATHMANDU: Scholar of Sanskrit grammar and noted litterateur Prof Dr Bishnu Raj Attreya known by his pen name Lato Sathi passed away this morning at the age of 74.
Born in Kapilvastu on January 9, 1947, he died at his private residence, Battisputali, Kathmandu.
He had been suffering from cancer. The late Attreya, as an influential writer in Sanskrit, Nepali and Awadhi languages, has over three dozen literary creations ranging from epics to fictions in his name.
Among them are ‘Hanumadayan’ ‘Vaidehi’ ‘Dhakre’, ‘Kapilvastu’ ‘ Hami Bhitraka Ma’, ‘Somtirtha’ ‘Supa Deurali’, ‘Kapildham’, ‘Shantakunja’, and ‘Panini’.
He won the ‘Jayatu Sanskritam Award’ 2075 BS for his epic ‘Hanumadayan’ written in Sanskrit, said Jayatu Sanskritam Sanstha General Secretary Nawaraj Kattel.
The late figure had taught at the Nepal Sanskrit University for long and also served as the academician of Nepal Academy. His last rites were performed at the Pashupati Aryaghat as per the Vedic Hindu rituals this morning.