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Padma Shri awardee author Manu Sharma passes away

Press Trust of India  |  Varanasi 

Noted author and Padma Shri awardee Manu Sharma died here following a prolonged illness.

He was 89.

Manu Sharma alias Hanuman Prasad Sharma died at his residence yesterday, his family sources said.

He was nominated as one of the 'navratna' of the Swachha Abhiyan by Prime Minister Modi during his visit to Varanasi, his constituency in 2014.

Sharma had donated his lifetime savings of Rs 20 lakh for the renovation of a 'ghat' in Varanasi to carry out a cleanliness campaign.

He was also the recipient of the prestigious Yash Bharti Award of the

Sharma has authored several hindi books including 'Krishna Ki Atmakatha'.

His last rites were performed at the Manikarnika Ghat with full state honours, the family sources said.

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First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 18:57 IST