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Noted Punjabi lyricist dead in Ludhiana

Noted Punjabi poet and lyricist Inderjit Singh Hassanpuri died in Ludhiana at the age of 80 after a brief illness.

india Updated: Oct 08, 2009 22:02 IST

Noted Punjabi poet and lyricist Inderjit Singh Hassanpuri died in Ludhiana on Thursday at the age of 80 after a brief illness.

Hassanpuri, who also wrote scripts for Punjabi films, breathed his last in a private hospital, family members said.

He is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal expressed grief over his death describing him as an institution that worked tirelessly for Punjabi and Punjabiat.

In a condolence message, he said Hassanpuri had made invaluable contribution towards promotion of Punjabi language and literature.

"His death has created a void in the literary circle which will be difficult to fill," the Chief Minister said.