Last rituals of famous poet Gopal Das Neeraj to be performed tomorrow
Last rituals of famous poet of Hindi and Urdu Gopal Das Neeraj will be performed tomorrow at Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh. State Government has announced that his cremation will be held in full state honour.
State government has announced that five upcoming poets of Hindi will be honoured every year with an award being set up in the name of Gopal Das Neeraj.
An official spokesman has said that one lakh rupees cash, a memento and Angvastram will be given as honour to selected poets.
Neeraj was died last night at AIIMS Delhi after a prolong illness. Honoured with Padma Sri and Padma Bhushan awards Neeraj has been a well known lyricist of Hindi cinema.