Veteran Hindi poet Kailash Vajpeyi died [ Current News (Concise) ]


Veteran Hindi poet Kailash Vajpeyi died on 1 April 2015 due to a cardiac arrest in a private hospital of Saket in New Delhi and he was 79 years old. Kailash Vajpeyi is survived by his wife and daughter Ananya Vajpeyi. In 1936, Kailash Vajpeyi was born at Hamirpur of Uttar Pradesh. He published 28 books, including 14 volumes of poetry.

Some of his works which was very famous including Sufinama, Sankrant, Dehant se Hatkar, Teesra Andhera, Prthvi ka krshnapaksha and Rajnadhi.

A number of his poems were banned like Naya Rashtrageet (A new national anthem).

Award and hounours conferred on Kailash Vajpeyi -

  • In 2009,Kailash Vajpeyi was recived Sahitya Akademi award for his work Hawa mein hastakshar (Signature in the air)
  • Kailash Vajpeyi was honoured by Delhi Academy of Letters and New York’s Literary Society
  • Lucknow University gave title of Vachaspati.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 3, 2015