Noted Hindi poet, journalist and Sahitya Akademi Award winner Manglesh Dabral passed away on Wednesday in Delhi at the age of 72. He suffered a heart attack following coronavirus complications.
Dabral, who was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award, India's National Academy of Letters, in 2000 for his poetry collection Ham Jo Dekhte Hain, was well known for works like Awaz Bhi Ek Jagah Hai and Pahar Par Lalten.
Dabral's poetry has been translated in all major Indian languages, and a number of foreign languages, including Russian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Polish and Bulgarian.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat expressed condolences over the demise of the popular poet in a tweet, saying that he would always live among the people through his creations.
"Have received the sad news of the death of Shri Manglesh Dabralji, winner of Sahitya Akademi Award, eminent Hindi language writer and most popular among contemporary Hindi poets. God bless the departed soul. You will always live among us through your creations. Om Shanti," Rawat tweeted.
Born in a remote village of Kafalpani, Tehri Garhwal in Uttarakhand, Dabral, who tested coronavirus positive a few weeks ago breathed his last at All India Medical Sciences in the national capital.