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Shail Chaturvedi breathes his last

The eminent Hindi poet, 71, was suffering from a lot of ailments and is survived by his wife and three sons.

india Updated: Oct 29, 2007 12:59 IST

Shail Chaturvedi, eminent Hindi poet, humorist, lyricist and Bollywood character actor, passed away in Mumbai early on Monday morning.

He was 71 and is survived by his wife Daya and three sons, Vishal, Vihan and Vivek.

Suffering renal failure and other ailments, Chaturvedi breathed his last at his Malad home, north-west Mumbai, around midnight, his nephew, Akash Chaturvedi told IANS.

A former lecturer at Allahabad University, Chaturvedi had also played character roles in several television serials and Bollywood movies, including Uphaar, Chitchor, Naiyya, Hum Do Hamaare Do, Chameli Ki Shaadi, Narasimha, Kareeb, Jahan Tum Le Chalo.

A large number of his friends and colleagues from the world of cinema and literature gathered at his home on Monday morning to pay their last respects.