Founder of Novelty Printers & Publishers Ali Hussain has passed away on Wednesday.
Ali Hussain was among the first Maldivians to initiate the printing industry in the Maldives and has been counted among the biggest names in similar works of writing and publishing.
He is also renowned for having imported many different types of paper and materials for art & crafts via Paper World, the first shop of its kind in the capital city. Ever since their early days of publishing, he always made sure Novelty Bookshop maintained its quality and was a home for a great collection of books.
Ali Hussain himself was an excellent published writer and poet and has penned several poems and books, almost all of them considered a great asset to the Maldivian Language and history. He began his journey as a publisher more than almost 50 years ago. He has been awarded several honors on a National level. He has also served former President Ibrahim Nasir as one of his most trusted associates.
According to the family, Ali Hussain’s funeral is to take place after Maqhrib prayers tonight.