Lucknow, Mar 20 (PTI) Noted Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh died following a prolonged illness at Delhi’s AIIMS on Monday. He was 83.Also Read - JNUEE 2021: NTA Releases Answer Key, Question Paper at | Last Date to Challenge Oct 12

Singh was chosen in June 2014 for the prestigious Jnanpith award for 2013. Also Read - 13 Killed, 30 Injured in Bus-Truck Collision in UP's Barabanki; CM Yogi Announces Ex-Gratia

Singh, who also wrote essays and stories, was born in Balia, Uttar Pradesh. Abhi bilkul Abhi’ and ‘Yahan se Dekho’ are among his prominent works. Also Read - UP Government Imposes Section 144 in Lucknow Till November 8 To Maintain Law and Order

He was born on July 7, 1934 in village Chakia of Ballia district. He spent some time in Gorakhpur as a Hindi teacher and went to Jawaharlal Nehru University, where he served as professor and head of department of Hindi language at Indian Languages Centre. He retired as a professor from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has condoled the death of Kedarnath Singh.

“Chief Minister said that Kedarnath Singh has given a new speed and direction to the contemporary poetry. His contributions in the literary world will always be remembered,” An official statement from the UP CM’s office stated.

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