Late 'City of Joy'
writer Dominique
Lapierre's India
Connection

Dominique Lapierre
dies at 91 

Bestselling French author Dominique Lapierre, known for his novel 'City of Joy’ passed away at 91 due to old age

Lapierre Conferred
Padma Bhushan in 2008

Dominique Lapierre was conferred India’s third-highest civilian award Padma Bhushan in the 2008 Republic Day honours list

French Author
Dominique Lapierre 

Dominique Lapierre said his novel, 'City of Joy' was like his “song of love for India, the place where I have been coming very regularly since the last 50 years.”

The story revolves around the lives of young Polish priest, Father Stephan Kovalski, rickshaw puller, Hasari Pal in Calcutta (Kolkata), and a young American doctor, Max Loeb and highlights the rich and poor divide, caste division and more

Dominique's 'City
of Joy's Plot

Film On Dominique's
City of Joy

Lapierre’s novel, City of Joy, was adapted into a film of the same starring Patrick Swayze in 1992. The film was directed by Roland Joffé

Dominique Lapierre's City
of Joy Foundation

Dominique Lapierre founded City of Joy Foundation with his wife Dominique Conchon-Lapierre. They together rescued 9,000 children suffering from leprosy, other diseases due to malnutrition, poverty

City of Joy Foundation Fought TB, Gave
Medical Aid

Dominique Lapierre-led City of Joy Foundation also helped fight tuberculosis. As per reports, it fought tuberculosis in 1,200 villages, dug 541 tube wells for drinking water, provided medical assistance to over 5 million patients

Lapierre Supported Asha
Bhavan Centre, Kolkata 

Lapierre supported Asha Bhavan Centre in Kolkata which provides shelter to specially-abled children and helps in improving their standard of living

Other Well-Known Works of Dominique Lapierre 

His other famous books include 'Is Paris Burning?' and ‘Freedom at Midnight.’ He co-wrote these books with Larry Collins

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