Noted Hindi Poet Neelabh passes away at 70

Bhopal: Noted Hindi poet Neelabh Ashk, passed away in Delhi at the age of 70 years on Saturday.
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Neelabh pursued higher education from Allahabad University and thereafter worked with BBC London as a producer. After returning to India in 1984, he became famous at poet and translator.
He has translated the works of many noted plawrights like Shakespeare and Bertolt Brecht.
Among his most popular works are his collections of poems titled, 'Apne Aap Se Lambi Baatcheet,' 'Jungle Khamosh Hai', 'Uttaradhikaar', 'Cheezein Upastith Hain', 'Shabdon Se Naata Atoot Hai', 'Shok Ka Sukh,' and 'Ishvar ka Moksh' among others. It was Neelabh who translated booker prize winning novel of Arundhati Roy, 'The God of Small Things'.
He also wrote the much talked about book 'Hindi Sahitya ka Maukhik Itihaas.'
Neelabh's books were popular and were among the most sought after at online bookstores. The option to buy books online added to his already famous name.

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