Eminent Urdu Scholar Gopi Chand Narang Passes Away
Lucknow, June 16 (TNA) Eminent Urdu Scholar, Professor Gopi Chand Narang, admired for his work by many, passed away on Wednesday. He was 91. Born on February 11, 1931, he was an Indian theorist, literary critic and a scholar. Narang's first book (Karkhandari Dialect of Delhi Urdu) was published in 1961, a sociolinguistic analysis of a neglected dialect spoken by indigenous workers and artisans in Delhi.
He published over 60 books in Urdu and other languages. In addition to teaching, Narang was associated with the Delhi Urdu Academy, the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language and Sahitya Akademi. The photograph reflects receiving him the honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Aligarh Muslim University (2009).