New Delhi, Feb 20: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh on Wednesday expressed deep grief over the demise of Dr Namvar Singh, a noted critic and theoretician of Hindi literature.
In his condolence message, Mr Harivansh said, ''Namvar Singh's death is a big loss for the entire Indian literary field, and also it is a personal loss.''
''Dr Singh had rich knowledge on all subjects, including Indian tradition, culture, history, besides literature, made him an era in himself. He was a perfect institution,'' he added.
''His role in giving immense expansion to the social, political and cultural dimensions of Hindi literature will always be considered significant. They used to speak hours on some subject and the topic they talked about always seemed to be their world-class knowledge and expert,'' Mr Harivansh said in a message.
When he was a professor of Hindi in BHU, students of different courses used to come to his class to attend his lectures. His knowledge of world literature and knowledge of history, society, politics and folk tradition made him a special, original thinker, along with an acclaimed critic of literature.
''His death is end of an era in the literary field. Dr Singh's good work will always keep him alive in our memories,'' the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman added.
The towering Hindi critic passed away here on Tuesday night. Dr Singh was 92. He is survived by a son and a daughter. Professor Singh, who had not been keeping well for the last one month, died at 2315 hrs at the All India Institute for Medical Sciences, where he was being treated. (UNI)