Gopaldas Neeraj

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Gopaldas Neeraj
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Gopaldas Saxena Neeraj

(1925-01-04)January 4, 1925
DiedJuly 19, 2018(2018-07-19) (aged 93)
Occupationpoet, songwriter

Gopaldas Saxena 'Neeraj (popularly known as Niraj or Neeraj; 4 January 1925 – 18 July 2018)[1] was an Indian poet and author. He was also a famous poet of Hindi Kavi sammelan. He was born in the village of Puravali near Mahewa of Etawah in Uttar Pradesh, India.

He wrote under the pen name "Neeraj". His style is easy to understand and thought to be high quality Hindi literature. He was awarded Padma Shri in 1991[2] and Padma Bhushan in 2007.[3]

On 18 July 2018, Neeraj died from a respiratory tract infection at a Delhi hospital, aged 93.[4]

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  1. "Yesterday Once More". The Indian Express. 9 April 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  2. "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  3. "Padma Awards 2007". Retrieved 2013-03-01.
  4. कवि व गीतकार गोपाल दास नीरज का लंबी बीमारी के बाद निधन (in Hindi)

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