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Noted Hindi Writer Namvar Singh passes away

Noted Hindi Writer Namvar Singh passes away

Noted Hindi writer Namvar Singh passed away in New Delhi on 20 Feb at the age of 92.

Namvar Singh was ill for some time and was being treated at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. 

Born on 28th July, 1926 in a village in Varanasi, Singh was the first chairman of JNU's Centre of Indian Languages.

He had authored over a dozen books including 'Kavita Ke Naye Pratiman', 'Chhayavad' and 'Dusri Parampara Ki Khoj' among others. 

He received Sahitya Academy Award for literary criticism in 1971 for 'Kavita Ke Naye Pratiman'. 

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