Patna, Jan 13 : Noted Hindi critic and Octogenarian CPI leader Khagendra Thakur died here today after a prolonged illness. He was 82. Survived by his two daughters and a son, Mr Thakur breathed his last at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where was admitted for treatment.
Born on September 9 in 1937 in Malini village of Godda district in Jharkhand, Mr Thakur had written eight books, one novel, two collections of poems and also a book on great Hindi poet Ramdhari Singh Dinkar. He was also deeply associated with left newspaper Janshakti and in-charge of CPI of Jharkhand. He was acclaimed leader of national stature of CPI.
General Secretary of Progressive Writers Association Rajendra Rajan, its former General Secretary Ali Javed and several other prominent writers condoled the death of great litterateur Mr Thakur.They said that Mr Thakur was equally active both in literary world and politics.The departed litterateur would be cremated in Patna tomorrow. (UNI)