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Born (1932-08-17)17 August 1932
Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago
Died 11 August 2018(2018-08-11) (aged 85)
London, England, U.K.
Occupation Novelist, essayist

Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, TC (17 August 1932 in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago – 11 August 2018 in London) was a British writer. He was born in Trinidad and Tobago. He lived in Wiltshire. He was better known as V. S. Naipaul. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was the first person of Indian origin to win a Booker Prize (1971).


Naipaul died on 11 August 2018 in London at the age of 85. That was less than a week before his 86th birthday.

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