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Renowned poet Kailash Gautam passes away

Renowned Hindi poet Kailash Gautam, 65, died today following a cardiac arrest.

india Updated: Dec 09, 2006 18:35 IST

Renowned Hindi poet Kailash Gautam diedin Allahabadon Saturdayfollowing a cardiac arrest, family sources said. He was 65.

He is survived by wife, two daughters and a son.

Gautam was admitted to a hospital two days ago with cardiac problems and he breathed his laston Saturdaymorning.

He had authored over a dozen books, some of which had been honoured by the Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan.

He was also the president of Allahabad-based literary organisation, the Hindustani Academy.

First Published: Dec 09, 2006 18:35 IST