Oscar-winning screenwriter and award-winning novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has died at the age of 85 after a long illness . Jhabvala has her roots in Germany ,she emigrated with her family to Britain during the Nazi regime. She married to an an Indian Parsi architect Cyrus H Jhabvala. She lived in delhi for morethan 25 years.
She came to known by all with Her novel Heat and Dust, which won Britain's coveted Booker Prize in 1975. A movie was also made with the story of Heat and Dust. She worked with Merchant Ivory Productions, for forty years. Her stories were published in electronic and print magazines.She won Oscar and Bukar prizes for Best writer.