Nobel prize-winning author V S Naipaul passes away.

Nobel prize-winning author V S Naipaul, known for his critical commentary on colonialism, idealism, religion and politics passed away. He was 85. Naipaul wrote more than 30 books of fiction and non-fiction. His first book was The Mystic Masseur. His most celebrated novel, A House for Mr Biswas, was published in 1961. He is the recipient of numerous honours, including the Man Booker Prize in 1971 and a knighthood for services to literature in 1990. Naipaul was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001.