Last rites of Gopal Das Neeraj to be performed today

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The last rites of famous Hindi and Urdu poet Gopal Das Neeraj will be performed in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh today. The mortal remains are being brought from Delhi where he breathed his last on Thursday. Milan Prabhat Gunjan, the son of the departed poet, told The Dispatch that the body will be kept at Agra and Aligarh Numaish Maidan in Aligarh for public homage. The state government has said, the cremation will be held in full state honours. It has also been announced that five Hindi poets will be honoured every year with an award being set up in the name of Gopal Das Neeraj.

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