Tuesday 31 March 2015

Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul

Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul

Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul commonly known as V.S. Naipaul is a travel writer, novelist and an essayist. He was born on 17th August, 1932 in Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago.
The eighty one (81) year old British writer has written both fiction and non-fiction books including Miguel Street, The Mystic Masseur,
The Middle Passage,  An Area of Darkness etc.

Some of V.S Naipaul books

Education and Accomplishments
V.S. Naipaul studied at Queen’s Royal College and then to the University of Oxford in 1953. He was knighted by the Queen in 1989 and in 2001 he was awarded the noble prize for Literature. It was one of the many prizes and awards. Sir Naipaul received over the years.

Sir V.S. Naipaul collecting
 his noble prize

Personal life, Family and Marriage
Naipaul was born to Indian decent parents. His father, Seepersad Naipaul was a journalist and a writer. In 1955 Naipaul married an Englishwoman, Patricia Hale who die from cancer in 1966. After Patricia death Naipaul proposed to Nadira Khannum Alvi, a divorced Pakistani Journalist.

V.S Naipaul with his wife Nadira

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