Muzaffar Hussain (78), the noted writer, thinker and journalist, has passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra on February 14, 2018. Born on March 20, 1940 in Madhya Pradesh, Hussain came to Mumbai in his youth and soon became proficient in many languages. In his illustrious career, he bagged several state and national level awards in literature, besides Padma Shri in 2002. He was conferred with the Lokamanya Tilak Jeevan Gaurav award for journalism by the government of Maharashtra in 2014. He was known as a pro-Hindutva writer and was also praised by the RSS.