Eminent Hindi poet Padma Bhushan & Jnanpith awardee Kunwar Narayan passed away. He was 90. According to family sources, Narayan was in coma since July 4 after suffering from brain haemorrhage.
Born on September 9, 1927 in Uttar Pradesh’s Faizabad, Kunwar Narayan was known for his poetry, stories and critiques.
His first poetry collection “Chakravyuh”, is considered a landmark in Hindi literature. His other works includes “Atmajayee”, “Apne Samne”, “Koi Dusra Nahi”, and “In Dinon” which had placed him in the forefront of literary space.
Along with other famous poets, he also made it to “Tisra Saptak”, a literary series, edited by poet and journalist Agyeya.
The Hindi poet was honoured with Jnanpith Award in 2005 and Padma Bhushan in 2009. He was also bestowed the Premchand Award, Kabir Samman, Vyaas Samman, Shalaka Samman, Tulsi Award, Hindustani Akademi Award for “Atmajayee” and Sahitya Akademi Award for “Koi Doosra Naheen” among others.