A RENOWNED poet, respected writer and a person who gave Bhojpuri poems a new lease of life, Kailash Gautam, took his last breath on Saturday morning.
Gautam had been complaining of pain in the chest region for the last few days. He was admitted to a private hospital on Friday morning where he died of cardiac arrest on Saturday at about 9.30 am.
Late Gautam devoted his entire life to the world of Hindi literature. 'Amausa Ka Mela' one of his most popular compositions, is well-liked by a large number of people.
"He was involved with the famous radio programme Panchayat Ghar which was popular among rural people at the time," said, a noted litterateur Naresh Mishra.
Farmers were highly benefited with the broadcast of Panchayat Ghar, he said.
Another Hindi litterateur Dhoodh Nath Singh said that late Gautam was one of the finest poets of the Hindi literary world. He used simple Hindi in his compositions which could be grasped by all.
Expressing grief over sudden demise of Late Gautam, a senior artiste Shekhar Joshi said, "Not only the literary world but the city has lost an ingenious person.
Late Gautam had a deep understanding of people's psyche."