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Famend Poet And Artist Imroz, Amrita Pritam’s Accomplice, Dies At 97

Renowned Poet And Artist Imroz Dies At 97

Mumbai:

Famous poet and artist Inderjeet, often known as Imroz, recognized for his enduring relationship with poet Amrita Pritam, handed away in Mumbai on Friday on the age of 97 on account of age-related points, household sources mentioned.

Alka Kwatra, Pritam’s daughter-in-law, informed PTI that his final rites have been carried out on the Dahanukarwadi crematorium at Kandivli in north Mumbai within the presence of household and shut mates.

The funeral pyre was lit by Pritam’s granddaughter.

Amiya Kunwar, a detailed acquaintance of Imroz, mentioned he was affected by well being points for some days and had been hospitalised.

Born on January 26, 1926 in Lyallpur, Punjab, Imroz met Amrita Pritam within the Nineteen Fifties when she was already a well-established determine in Punjabi literature. They lived collectively for over 40 years till Pritam died in 2005.

Imroz started writing poems after Pritam began preserving unwell, and even after her demise, he wrote a number of poems devoted to her.

One among Pritam’s most celebrated works, ‘Primary tainu phir milangi,’ is claimed to have been devoted to Imroz.

Famous artist Prakash Joshi mentioned the passing away of Imroz is an finish of an “period and a poetic dream”.

“The connection between Imroz and Pritam was a good looking chapter within the subject of Indian artwork and literature,” Joshi mentioned.

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