Noted Hindi poet Nand Chaturvedi dies

Udaipur: Noted Hindi poet and a litterateur Nand Chaturvedi died in here today. He was 91. According to a family member, he died this evening and is survived by four sons and two daughters.

Chaturvedi, also a socialist, was born in 1923 in Jhalawar but was currently residing in Udaipur. He had done his Master of Arts in Hindi from Rajasthan University. He retired as Professor of Hindi from Vidya Bhawan Rural Institute.

Apart from teaching, he used to write poems. Some of his popular works include, 'Yeh Samai Mamuli Nahin', 'Shabd Sansar ki Yayavari -- a collection of essays, 'Imandar Dunya Ke Liye' among others. He was given Bihari Puraskar of K K Birla Foundation in for his poem 'Yeh Samai mamuli nahin', apart from this, he also received Prasaran Sanmaan by Prasar Bharati.

He was given Sahitya Vachaspati award, a top literary honour of Prayag Hindi Sahitya Sammelan. He was also honoured with Mira Puraskar, the highest literary honour of Rajasthan Government. Meanwhile, former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot condoled the death of Chaturvedi and said he will be remembered for his contribution.

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