Thursday, 28 October 2010
PEN Trieste mourns for János Benyhe, Secretary General of PEN Hungary
It was with sorrow that today I found on Facebook this communicate:
With a heavy heart I inform you that our sec.gen János Benyhe passed away 23rd October. His sudden death shocked all of us. He was an extraordinary person of huge knowledge, high spirited with a strong sense of humor. He put his heart and soul into PEN, and suffered a lot of our present, hopeless situation. He was a certain "irreproducible" person.
PEN Trieste and the undersigned - who still considers himself a friend of János Benyhe even if he passed away - join the family, the friends and the colleagues of PEN Hungary in their mourning.
I remember having been surprised not having seen him in Tokyo and I regret infinitely not having had an occasion to see him a last time. A loss for his country - let's remember that he has been an Ambassador to Brazil among his many activities - and for PEN International too. I will remember him as a man of rare humanity.
A. Della Rocca