Senior litterateur and chairman of Madan Puraskar Guthi as well as Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya, Kamal Mani Dixit,died at Thursday morning.. He was 87. Dixit breathed his last at 2:45 am. He suffered from respiratory problems for sometime, Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya said in a statement. He will be cremated at Aryaghat on the bank of Bagmati River in Pashupati area today itself, according to Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya. Dixit was born in Gairhidhara of Kathmandu on September 2, 1929 as second son of Kedar Mani Acharya and Vidya Devi. He is survived by two sons — Kanak and Kunda — and one daughter — Rupa.