Gulzar Dehlvi dies days after recovering from coronavirus

93-year-old Urdu poet Gulzar Dehlvi dies days after recovering from coronavirus


Noida-based Anand Mohan Zutshi Gulzar Dehlvi, a veteran Urdu poet and freedom fighter, is no more with us.

He died on Friday afternoon, five days after he recovered from coronavirus.

He was 93 years old.

“His corona test came negative on June 7 and we brought him home. Today he had lunch and at around 2.30 pm he passed away. He was quite old, and the infection had left him very weak. So doctors are thinking it was possible a cardiac arrest,” said his son Anoop Zutshi as reported by the media.

Mourning his death, many Okhla netizens shared his photo.

Okhla-based netizen Rahman wrote: “Born on July 7, 1926 in old Delhi’s Gali Kashmeerian, Dehlvi was a veteran Urdu poet, a celebrated scholar, and journalist. He was honoured by the Vice-President of India on his 91st birthday for his invaluable contribution towards Urdu poetry. He devoted his entire life to the service of Urdu, for which he was felicitated by various prominent personalities. He was the founding editor of Science Ki Dunya.”

Dehlvi was admitted to a private hospital on June 1 after testing positive for coronavirus, according to a media report.

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