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Thursday, November 5, 1998 Published at 11:16 GMT


World: South Asia

Hindi poet, Nagarjun, dead


The Hindi poet and novelist, Vaidyanath Mishra Yatri, known by his pen-name, Nagarjun, has died at his native Khajasarai village in Darbangha district in the north Indian state of Bihar, after long illness.

The eighty-eight year-old writer had won many awards for his works, and was praised for playing an active role in the freedom movement.

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