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Famed Iranian poet Behbahani dies at 87: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 22:12

Famed Iranian poet Simin Behbahani, who wrote of the joys of love, demanded equal rights for women and spoke out about the challenges facing those living in her homeland, died on Tuesday at the age of 87.

Poet translates Gita into Urdu couplets

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 10:18

A noted Urdu poet and author, who has translated the 700 verses of Shrimad Bhagwad Gita into over 1700 Urdu couplets says, the sacred scripture is the biggest literature on worldly education in the country.

US poet Maya Angelou dies at 86: US media

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 19:29

Celebrated African-American author, poet and human rights activist Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86, US media said Wednesday.

Urdu poet Manzar Bhopali`s mother passes away

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 11:25

Tahira Nikhat, mother of noted Urdu poet Manzar Bhopali, passed away at a local hospital after a long illness, sources said.

Tehran executes Arab-Iranian poet for ``waging war on God``

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 15:54

Arab-Iranian poet Hashem Shaabani Nejad has been executed on charges including `waging war on God,` following his apparently coerced confession of being part of an armed Arab terrorist group in a 2011 documentary.

Shrine of sufi poet set afire in Pakistan

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 15:34

The shrine of Pakistani Sufi poet Mast Twakali, revered across the subcontinent, has been set afire by unknown persons in the restive Balochistan province.

Argentine poet Juan Gelman dies

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 05:07

Renowned Argentine poet Juan Gelman died at his residence in Mexico City, people close to the family said. He was 83.

Firebrand activist, writer Namdeo Dhasal passes away

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 11:01

Renowned Marathi poet and firebrand activist Namdeo Dhasal passed away here today after a prolonged illness.

Activist poet-playwright Amiri Baraka dies at 79

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 07:24

Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, has died. He was 79.

US playwright, poet and activist Amiri Baraka dead at age 79

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 05:04

US playwright, poet and activist Amiri Baraka died on Thursday at age 79 at a hospital in his native New Jersey.

Kannada poet Shivarudrappa dead

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 09:14

Eminent Kannada poet G.S. Shivarudrappa passed away Monday here after prolonged illness. He was 87.

Tamil poet arrested in Lanka for visa violation

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 15:53

Norwegian Tamil poet and actor VIS Jeyapalan has been arrested in Sri Lanka for violating visa regulations.