Nayantara Sahgal Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More » StarsUnfolded

Profession(s) • Writer
• Journalist [1]The Caravan
• Political commentator [2]The Caravan Physical Stats & More Eye Colour Brown Hair Colour Brown (dyed) Career Awards, Honours, Achievements 1985: The Sinclair Prize (Britain) for fiction ‘Rich Like Us’ [3]The Kennedy Center
1986: The Sahitya Akademi Award for her fiction novel ‘Rich Like Us’ [4]The Kennedy Center
1987: The Commonwealth Writers Award (Eurasia) for the book ‘Plans for Departure’
1997: Awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Leeds, the United Kingdom for Literature [5]The Kennedy Center
2002: The Alumna Achievement Award from Wellesley College, United States [6]The Kennedy Center Personal Life Date of Birth 10 May 1927 (Tuesday) [7]Library of Congress Age (as of 2022) 95 Years Birthplace Allahabad, British India (now Prayagraj in India) Zodiac sign Taurus Nationality Indian Hometown Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh [8]The Caravan School Attended a boarding school College/University Wellesley College, United States [9]The Telegraph Educational Qualification Graduated [10]The Telegraph Religion Hinduism [11]Hindustan Times Political Inclination Congress [12]The Indian Express Controversy Nayantara Sahgal returned Sahitya Akademi Award in a protest [13]NDTV
Reportedly, in 2015, Nayantara Sahgal returned her Sahitya Akademi Award – a literary honour in India annually conferred by India’s National Academy of Letters to recognise and promote excellence in Indian writing and acknowledge new trends – in a protest against the murders of writers by the rebels. [14]NDTV While talking about this in an interview, Nayantara Sahgal said,
“In memory of the Indians who have been murdered, in support of all Indians who uphold the right to dissent, and of all dissenters who now live in fear and uncertainty, I am returning my Sahitya Akademi Award.” [15]NDTV Relationships & More Marital Status Widow Affairs/Boyfriends Edward Nirmal Mangat Rai [16]The Hindu
E. N. Mangat Rai with Nayantara Sahgal
Marriage Date • First marriage : 2 Jaunary 1949 [17]Out of Line by Rity Menon
• Second marriage : 1979 [18]The Hindu Family Husband/Spouse • First Husband: Gautam Sahgal (m. 1949; div. 1967)
Picture of Nayantara Sahgal with Gautam Sahgal
• Second Husband: Edward Nirmal Mangat Rai (m. 1979 – till his death in 2003)
Nayantara and E. N. Mangat Rai Children Son– Ranjit Sahgal (from first marriage) [19]Out of Line by Ritu Menon
Daughter– Nonika Sahgal and Gita Sahgal (Writer and journalist) [20]Gita Sahgal – Twitter (from first marriage) [21]Out of Line by Ritu Menon
Nonika Sahgal - Nayantara's daughter
Gita Sahgal - Nayantara's daughter Parents Father– Ranjit Sitaram Pandit (Indian Barrister and Politician)
Ranjit Sitaram - Nayantara Sahgal's father
Mother– Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (Indian Diplomat and Politician)
Vijay Lakshami Pandit - Nayantara Sahgal's mother Siblings Brother– None
Sister(s)– Chandralekha Mehta and Rita Dar
From left - Rita Dar, Farida Kahlo, and Nayantara Sahgal Other Relatives Jawaharlal Nehru (uncle)
Nayantara Sahgal greeting his uncle, Jawaharlal Nehru, on his arrival at the London Airport
Indira Gandhi (cousin)


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