Allahabad, Feb 8: The Allahabad Nagar Nigam has served a notice for not paying house tax evasion to a well known Hindi litterateur, who died three decades ago. The notice warns of attachment of the property if the house tax is not deposited.Also Read - Rajasthan Bank First Issues Notice to Man for 50 Paise, Then Refuses to Take It

House number 327/114 Ashok Nagar belongs to Mahadevi Verma and the taxes due on the house are Rs 48,050. Also Read - Amritsar Train Incident: NHRC Issues Notice to Punjab Government, Railway Board Ministry

As per reports, Nagar Nigam officials were unwilling to comment on the issue however, they said that the process of serving the notice is a “matter of routine”. Meanwhile, councillor Mukund Tiwari said that the municipal commissioner Harikesh Chaurasia has been asked to cancel the notice in the view of the contribution of Verma in Hindi literature. Also Read - RSS Sends Legal Notice to West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee Over His Statement on Islampur Violence

Mahadevi Verma was awarded India’s highest literary award, for lifetime achievement – the Sahitya Akademi fellowship in 1979 followed by the Jnanpith award in 1982.

Regarded as the ‘modern Meera’, Mahadevi Verma was a major poet of the Chhayavaad generation, a period of romanticism in Modern Hindi poetry. She was born in Farukhabad and was educated at Jabalpur-Madhya Pradesh; her early studies included Sanskrit, Braj and painting.