Eminent Urdu poet Anwar Jalalpuri passes away at 81

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 2 Jan 2018 9:54 AM GMT

Eminent Urdu poet Anwar Jalalpuri passes away at 81
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Lucknow: Eminent Urdu poet Anwar Jalalpuri, also known for his translation of the Bhagavad Gita from Hindi to Urdu, passed away here on Tuesday. He was 71.

Jalalpuri was admitted to the trauma centre of King George's Medical University (KGMU) here on December 28 following a brain stroke, the hospital said.

He had slipped and fallen in a bathroom and sustained a head injury. He was on ventilator since then.

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His condition worsened late Monday and he breathed his last around 1000 hours on Tuesday, a hospital spokesman said.

Jalalpuri was awarded the Yash Bharati by the Uttar Pradesh government.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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