Legendary poet Anwar Jalapuri, who translated Gita in Urdu, passes away

New Delhi: Renowned Urdu poet Anwar Jalalpuri, who translated Bhagwat Gita and Gitanjali into Urdu, died aged 71 on Tuesday, four days after suffering brain stroke.

He was taken to a hospital after suffering a stroke on December 28 in Lucknow.

“On December 28, my father went for a bath but didn’t come out for long. When we broke open the door, we found him lying unconscious. He was admitted to KGMU,” he said.

A Yash Bharti recipient, Jalalpuri, is best known for his translation of shlokas of Bhagvad Gita into Urdu verses.

He also worked in the movie ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ alongside Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi and Madhuri Dixit and also wrote dialogues for TV serial Akbar the Great.

The veteran poet is survived by his wife and three sons was not keeping well after the death of his daughter in London on November 17, 2017.

According to reports, his last rites will take place on January 3 in his hometown, Jalalpur in Ambedkarnagar district.

ANI inputs