December 11, 2020 Well-known writer, novelist, journalist, literary scholar and former Leader of the Writers' union of Afghanistan Mr. Rahnaward Zaryab passed away at the age of 77 years old at a hospital in Kabul.
Rahnaward Zaryab was born in Kabul. He had a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kabul University and had continued his education in the University of South Wales in Britain.
He spent over 50 years of his life on Dari-Persian and Afghanistan’s culture and wrote precious novels.
Cultural activists and writers said Zaryab was one of the most hardworking writers in recent decades in the country.
Zaryab was writing the novel "Badakhshani Woman" which remained unfinished.
He is the author of hundreds of short stories told in a six-volume collection.
Zaryab’s famous novels are “The coin that Solomon found”, “Golnar and the mirror”, “The fifth dervish” and others.
He had written the script for the famous comedy movie “The ridiculous star” in 1981. Many of his writings have been published in Russian.
His books and writings made him famous beyond Afghanistan’s borders in Tajikistan, Iran and India.
We express our condolences to the family of the deceased and the cultural community of the friendly and brotherly country on the death of this literary figure of Afghanistan.