Noted Urdu poet Ajmal Sultanpuri dead

Sultanpur (UP), Jan 30 (PTI) Noted Urdu poet Ajmal Sultanpuri died here after protracted illness, family sources said on Thursday.

He was 97.

Sultanpuri was admitted to Karunashray Hospital on January 6 for treatment of age-related illness and after he slipped into coma, his family members took him back to his home where he breathed his last on Wednesday evening.

He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy in March 2016 for his contribution to Urdu poetry.

'Kahan Hai Mera Hindustan' and 'Agar Main Tera Shahjahan' are two of his popular poems.

He is survived by two sons and two daughters. PTI COR SMI ABH ABH