Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Veteran Socialist Thinker Mastram Kapur Passes Away

Veteran socialist thinker and Hindi writer Dr. Mastram Kapur passed away in Delhi today in the
evening. Dr. Kapur, a staunch follower of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia had done a monumental work of
editing and compiling his writings in Hindi and English in 9 volumes. He was a prolific writer
of Hindi who used to write fiction, poetry, essays and literature for children. He has several
books to his credit.
Born on 22 December 1926 in Sakadi village of Himachal Pradesh Dr. Kapur, worked in Delhi
government as press relation officer. He was the founder of Samajwadi Sahitya Sansthan after
his retirement. He had a close association with late Shri Madhu Limye. Recipient of several
awards, Dr. Kapur got this years prestigious Yash Bharti award of the Uttar Pradesh
government on 23 March, the birth day of Dr. Lohia.
His cremation will take place tomorrow in Delhi.

Raj Kumar Jain
Prem Singh

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