Urdu Current Affairs - 2020

Veteran Poet Gulzar Dehlvi passed away after recovering from COVID-19

The Veteran Urdu poet Anand Mohan Zutshi ‘Gulzar’ Dehlvi passed away after recovering from COVID-19 in less than a week. He was 93.


Mr Gulzar tested positive for COVID-19 early June, 2020. He returned home after recovering from the infection. However, due to his age, the infection left him weak and he died of cardiac arrest.

About Gulzar

Gulzar was the editor of “Science ki Duniya”, the only science magazine published in Urdu by the Government of India. It was launched in 1975. He has also set up Urudu schools in India. Gulzar was associated with freedom movements since 1930s. He is a Padmashree awardee.

He was a follower of “Ganga-Jamani Tehzeeb”, a term used to define syncretic Hindu-Muslim culture. He was also a part of number of mushairas namely Jashn-e-Rekhta and Jigar Fest.

Mushairas is a social gathering where Urdu poetry is read and it also conducted as contests.

Syncretism is the union or fusion of different religions and cultures.

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