Renowned Hindi literateur Vishnu Prabhakar died at a hospital in New Delhi on Saturday.
He was 97.
Two sons and two daughters survive Prabhakar.
His son Atul Prabhakar said he was in hospital since March 23 due to heart problem and urine infection.
Prabhakar had decided to donate his body to the All India Institute of Medical Science.
Honoured with the Padma Bhushan and Sahitya Akademi awards, Prabhakar worked as Drama director in All India Radio from 1955 to 1957.
His famous works include Awara, Masiha, Pankheen, Jane Anjane, Dhalti Raat, Swapnamayi, Nav Prabhat and Doctor besides "Ardhanarishwar" for which he was awarded Sahitya Akademi.