VS Naipaul, British author, dies aged 85

VS Naipaul, British author, dies aged 85

He went on to write dozens of more books, many dealing with colonialism and its legacy, and Islamic fundamentalism.

"He was a scourge of anyone who used a cliché or an un-thought out sentence". In 2008, he recalled his childhood as "pretty awful" and his family as "terrible... very large, with too many people". "We disagreed all our lives, about politics, about literature, and I feel as sad as if I just lost a beloved older brother".

On social media, fans paid tribute to Sir Vidia and expressed their sadness.

Beauty writer Patrice Yursik called Sir Vidia a "titan of Caribbean literature".

It was based on the life of his father Seepersad, who was a reporter for the Trinidad Guardian.

A government scholarship offered him a chance to escape, an immigrant once more as he travelled to Oxford in 1950 to study English.

Rain Suspends PGA Championship during Second Round
That was six shots off the clubhouse lead held by compatriot Gary Woodland , whose halfway total of 130 was a tournament record. Those birdies after his big blunder stood out to Finau, one of only 11 players to make the cut in all four majors this year.

As a student, he struggled with depression and attempted suicide.

Of Indian origin, Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, who was born in Trinidad in 1932, also won the Booker Prize in 1971 for his novel In a Free State and was knighted by the Queen in 1990.

Adding that Naipaul's death is a "major loss to the world of literature", Modi extended his condolences to the family. "In a vigilant style, which has been deservedly admired he transforms rage into precision and allows events to speak with their own inherent irony".

The outspoken writer was known for his many harsh criticisms, including that of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair - who he described as a "pirate" - as well as literary stalwarts such as Charles Dickens and EM Forster.

Naipaul married Patricia Ann Hale in 1955.

He also notoriously fell out with author Paul Theroux, whom he had mentored, but the pair later reunited and resolved their differences.

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