Famous Hindi lyricist-poet Gopaldas Neeraj passed at the age of 93 away on Thursday evening at the AIIMS trauma centre. Kavi Neeraj, who was a Padma Bhushan awardee, had suffered a head injury following a fall at his house in Agra and was undergoing treatment at a hospital there.
Veteran poet Neeraj was an author in Hindi literature and a famous poet of Hindi Kavi Sammelan. His style was easy to understand and considered to be high-quality Hindi literature.
The Padma Bhushan awardee had contributed numerous songs to the Indian film industry and earned reputation as a prominent song-writer. His super hit works include songs like Phoolon Ke Rang Se, Rangeela Re, Dil Aaj Shayar hai Gum Aaj Nagma Hai, Aaj Madhosh Hua Jaaye re, Swapn Jhare Phool Se, Likhe Jo Khat Tujhe, Ae Bhai Zara Dekh Ke Chalo, Khilte Hain Gul Yahan, Jeevan Ki Bagiya Mehkegi and many more.
He was conferred the prestigious Padma Shri award in 1991 and was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2007. Neeraj won three Filmfare awards in the best song category.
Hailing from Uttar Pradesh the renowned poet was born on January 4, 1925. He was born in the village of Purvali near Mahewa in UP.