Neelabh Ashk, Indian Hindi poet, Died at 70

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Neelabh Ashk was born on August 16, 1945, and died on July 23,2016, in Delhi

He was a Hindi poet, journalist and translator.

Ashk was the son of the well-known Hindi writer Upendranath Ashk.

Neelabh Ashk received his master’s degree from Allahabad University, after which he worked with BBC London as a producer for four years.

Then he returned to India in 1984 and continued working as a poet and writer, translator.

He had translated Arundhati Roy’s Booker Prize winning novel, The God Of Small Things to Hindi as Mamuli Cheezon ka Devta.

Neelabh had also translated Salman Rushdie’s The Enchantress of Florence, as well as works of Shakespeare, Bertolt Brecht and Russian writer Mikhail Lermontov.

Ashk had translated poems of poets Pablo Neruda, Nicanor Parra, Ezra Pound and others into Hindi.

He had written a book called Sahitya ka Maukhik Itihaas.

Neelabh also had his own blog.

Neelabh Ashk passed away at 70 years old.

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