Eminent Urdu Poet Anwar Jalalpuri Dies at 71

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Renowned Urdu poet Anwar Jalalpuri. — File photo

LUCKNOW — Eminent Urdu poet Anwar Jalalpuri, also known for his translation of the Bhagavad Gita from Hindi to Urdu, passed away here on Tuesday following cardiac arrest, a hospital official said. 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. His condition worsened late Monday and he breathed his last around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, a hospital spokesman said.

A Yash Bharti recipient, Anwar Jalapuri also worked in the movie ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ alongside Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi and Madhuri Dixit and also wrote dialogues for TV serial, Akbar the Great.

The veteran poet, survived by his wife and three sons, was not keeping well after the death of his daughter in London on November 17, 2017.

According to reports, his last rites will take place on January 3 in his hometown, Jalalpur in Ambedkarnagar district. (Web Report)

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