Author of 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being,' Milan Kundera, passes away at the age of 94.

 Milan Kundera is a renowned Czech-born writer, novelist, and playwright.He was born on April 1, 1929, in Brno, Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic).

Kundera's most famous work is the novel "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," published in 1984.

Throughout his career, Kundera has written novels, essays, and plays, often exploring themes of identity, love, and political oppression.

Kundera's early works, such as "The Joke" and "Life Is Elsewhere," gained him critical acclaim and established him as an important voice in Czech literature.

In 1968, he actively participated in the Prague Spring movement, which sought to liberalize Czechoslovakia's communist regime. However, he faced censorship and political persecution during the subsequent Soviet invasion.

Due to his opposition to the communist regime, Kundera's works were banned in Czechoslovakia, and he was eventually stripped of his citizenship.

In 1975, Kundera emigrated to France, where he continued to write and gained international recognition.

Milan Kundera has received numerous literary awards, including the Jerusalem Prize (1985) and the Franz Kafka Prize (2006), honoring his significant contributions to literature.

He initially studied musicology and later shifted his focus to literature.