Prominent Indian novelist Kiran Nagarkar, who served as the first International Visiting Scholar in Honors in the 2010/11 academic year, has died.
Mr. Nagarkar died of natural causes in Mumbai on September 5th. His obituary in the Indian journal Scroll will be found here https://scroll.in/article/936292/kiran-nagarkar-1942-2019-a-writer-both-bawdy-and-lyrical-both-irreverent-and-political?fbclid=IwAR0UgRnP4lV9Nh8V01MLiJ0anHkyZAMRvCp5Riv-BwmkmkExOmjDd-zviMk
Kiran served as the first International Visiting Scholar in Honors as a Fulbright Scholar in Residence. He taught two courses for Honors, one focussed on his novels and a second on contemporary Indian cinema. While in residence he gave over 15 talks and presentations across the United States.