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