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Indra Bahadur Rai
Born3 February 1927(1927-02-03)
Balasun Tea Estate, Darjeeling District, India
Died6 March 2018(2018-03-06) (aged 91)
Darjeeling, India
OccupationNovelist, Short Story Writer, Essayist, Literary Critic
LanguageNepali, English
NationalityIndian
Notable award(s)Sahitya Akademi Award,
Jagadambashri Puraskar,
Agam Singh Giri Smriti Puraskar
Spouse(s)Mayadevi Rai (m.? ; death 27 August 2017)
Childrenthree children (a son and two daughters)

Indra Bahadur Rai (Nepali: इन्द्रबहादुर राई, 3 February 1927 – 6 March 2018) was a Nepali writer and literary critic from Darjeeling, India. He has been an active writer for over 60 years and has received the Sahitya Akademi Award (for his work Nepali Upanyaska Adharharu), Jagadambashri Puraskar and Agam Singh Giri Smriti Puraskar.[1][2]

Rai was one of the most well-known modern authors of Nepali literature. His first novel Aaja Ramita Cha was published in 1964. After that, he entered the field of short stories. His first story was published in 1959. His first book Vipana Katipaya, a collection of thirty short stories published in 1960.

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