Ni Kuang, courtesy name Yiming, better known by his pen name Ni Kuang, was a Hong Kong-American novelist and screenwriter.
He wrote over 300 Chinese-language wuxia and science fiction novels, and more than 400 film scripts.
Born on May 30, 1935, in Shanghai, China, Ni worked as a public security official under the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) government in the 1950s in Inner Mongolia and was tasked with writing death sentences.
He once questioned the local party chief about why a particular man was sentenced to death, when the offence he committed (as stated on paper) was for being a landlord.
The chief threatened to execute him if he continued to ask questions. According to Ni, he complied with the order because he feared for his own life.
On another occasion, Ni tore down a wooden plate from a bridge, and damaging its structure caused the death of a driver. Ni evaded sentence and escaped to Hong Kong in 1957.
In 1992, Ni migrated to the United States, where he continued his writing career, when he heard that the British were planning to transfer the sovereignty of Hong Kong to the Chinese government.
However, he returned to Hong Kong in 2006 because his wife could not adjust to the lifestyle in the United States.
Ni Kuang Cause Of Death
Ni Kuang died from cancer on July 3, 2022, in Hong Kong.
Ni Kuang Age
He was 87 at the time of death.
Ni Kuang Family: Parents And Siblings
Kuang had four brothers and two sisters: Ni Yifang, Ni Yixiu, Ni Yijian, Ni Yiping, Ni Yishu, and Ni Yijing.
No details about his parents.
Ni Kuang Wife And Children
He was married to Li Guozhen. Together, the couple had a son and daughter.
Their son, Joe Nieh, who works in the Hong Kong entertainment industry, is married to actress Vivian Chow. Their daughter is Ni Sui
Ni Kuang Net Worth
Kuang has an estimated net worth of $2 million at the time of death in 2022.
Ni Kuang Funeral
His funeral is yet to be held.