Renowned Hindi poet and Sahitya Akademi award winner Trilochan Shastri passed away on Sunday, his family said in New Delhi.
The 91-year-old poet, who died at his residence this evening, had been ailing for sometime, his son Amit Prakash said.
Shastri was among the famous trio of modern Hindi poetry along with Nagarjun and Shamsher Bahadur Singh. His famous works include the poetry collections 'Jeene ki Kala', 'Dingat' and 'Dharti'.
He also wrote a collection of stories titled 'Deshkal'. Shastri was born on August 20, 1917 in Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh.
He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1982 and the 'Shalaka Puraskaar' in 1989 and 1990.
Shastri also had a good command on Arabic and Persian. He would be cremated on Monday at Nigambodh Ghat, Prakash said.