Eminent Urdu poet Anwar Jalalpuri, also known for his translation of the Bhagavad Gita from Hindi to Urdu, passed away here on Tuesday following cardiac arrest, a hospital official said. He was 71.
Jalalpuri was admitted to the trauma centre of King George's Medical University (KGMU) here on December 28 following a brain stroke, the hospital said.
He had slipped and fallen in a bathroom and sustained a head injury. He was on ventilator since then.
His condition worsened late Monday and he breathed his last around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, a hospital spokesman said.
Jalalpuri was awarded the Yash Bharati by the Uttar Pradesh government.
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