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PM Modi condoles demise of poet Gopaldas 'Neeraj'

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condoled the death of noted poet and lyricist, Gopaldas Saxena, known as 'Neeraj'.

"Saddened by the demise of noted poet and lyricist Shri Gopaldas 'Neeraj.' Shri Neeraj's unique style connected him with people from all walks of life, across generations. His works are unforgettable gems, which will live on and inspire many. Condolences to his admirers," he tweeted.

Gopaldas Saxena was an Indian poet and author of Hindi literature.

He was also part of the Hindi Kavi Sammelan,

'Neeraj' is known for his works in collaboration with noted music directors like S.D. Burman and Shankar-Jaikishan.

The 93-year-old breathed his last earlier in the day at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here.

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First Published: Thu, July 19 2018. 22:10 IST