Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh died in Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Monday. He was 83 years old. He was admitted to the hospital after complaining of stomach ache, Punjab Kesari reported.
Singh was one of India’s most prominent modern Hindi poets besides being an essayist and a well-known critic. He won the Sahitya Akademi Award in Hindi in 1989 for his poetry collection Akaal Mein Saras and the Jnanpith Award in 2013.
He had been a professor and head of the Department of Hindi Language at Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Indian Languages Centre.
Singh’s works include collections of poems such as Zameen Pak Rahi Hai, Baagh, Tolstoy aur Cycle, Yahan se Dekho and Abhi Bilkul Abhi. Among his essays and stories are Kalpana aur Chhayavad, Kabristan Mein Panchayat, Hindi Kavita Mein Bimb Vidhan and Mere Samay ke Shabd.