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Hindi Poet Kailash vajpeyi passes away

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Renowned Hindi poet Kailash Vajpeyi, passed away on 1st April 2015 after a cardiac arrest.

Points To Remember:

  • He died at the age of 79.
  • He was awarded Sahitya Akademi award for his work, Hawa mein hastakshar.
  • Kailash Vajpeyi belonged to Lucknow and completed his PhD in Hindi at 24.
  • He began his career as a journalist and subsequently started teaching at Delhi University.
  • Poet Ashok Vajpeyi said he became “an important Hindi poet” in the ‘60s when Hindi poetry was trying to challenge itself and the establishment.
  • His other notable works include Sankrant, Dehant Se Hatkar, Teesra Andhera and Sufinama.
  • Death was a recurrent theme in his poems