Renowned Urdu lyricist, poet and author Dr Sardar Anjum (73) is no more. He breathed his last at a private hospital in Mohali on Thursday after battling for life for more than one month.
“He was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition following a brain stroke. He had also undergone a surgery and was on a ventilator and had slipped into Comma from last 160 hours. He passed away at 5.45 PM due to heart failure,” Anjum’s wife Mrs Gulsher said.
A Hospital Spokesperson said that Anjum had had a history of diabetes and heart disease. He succumbed to the fatal brain bleeding.
Anjum had written nearly two dozen books besides making a television serial Goongi Tarikh on Punjab terrorism.
Born on April 22,1942 Anjum belongs to Ghorewala village which is located alongside the Tanda-Pathankot highway near Hoshiarpur town. He did his bachelors from Patiala’s Mahendra College and earned his Masters degrees in Urdu and English from St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai. He was awarded a doctorate degree in English literature by the Mumbai University.
He was awarded Padamshri in 1991 and later bagged Padam Vibhushan in 2005 for his contribution to the literature. Besides getting 19 State awards in the field of education he was also bestowed with The Millennium Peace Award by International Peace Foundation of New York.
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