Famous playwright and novelist Govinda Bahadur Malla ‘Gothale’ passed away on Monday. He was suffering from asthma and other bodily ailments since long. Malla, 88, died at around 12 in the afternoon at the Himal Hospital located in Kamalpokhari where he was undergoing treatment since Dec 5. Born in 1979 B.S in Ombahal of Kathmandu, Malla had a prolific writing career which saw half a dozen plays and novels published, among which Bhush ko Aago, Chyatiyeko Parda and Pallo Gharko Jhyal are very popular. He was honoured with various awards during his lifetime for his contribution to Nepali letters. Malla is survived by a son and four daughters.
(News extracted from nepalnews.com, http://www.nepalnews.com/main/index.php/news-archive/19-general/11486-playwright-gothale-no-more.html).