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Author Yudhistira Massardi Dies At 70

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In this article: Yudhistira Massardi

and was originally published in Observer

Apr 03, 2024

Renowned Indonesian author Yudhistira Massardi died on Tuesday (2/4) evening. He breathed his last breath at the age of 70. The sad news was conveyed by his son, Kafka Massardi, via his X handle. He explained that his father died at 9.12pm WIB at Bekasi general hospital, per CNN Indonesia, Wed (3/4).

Yudhistira, born on February 28, 1954, is known as a prolific writer who has written many novels, short stories, soap opera scripts, and poems.

One of his popular works is the novel “Arjuna Mencari Cinta”, named the best youth novel in 1977 by Buku Utama Foundation. The story was also adapted into a film “Mencari Cinta Saja”. He was even billed as a talented young writer by Indonesian literary maestro and critic H.B. Jassin.

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