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A chapter of Lucknow's literary heritage concludes with the demise of Padma Shri Dr. Yogesh Praveen

On Monday, Lucknow lost one of its most revered author and historian, Dr. Yogesh Praveen. However, this is not a chapter we can turn over so soon or at all, for this renowned author's life was nothing short of a poem in itself that deserves its due attention. He is said to have mastered the skill of eloquently binding Lucknow's unique culture, its quirky language and nawabiyat into words, that tuned a heartstring at every read.

A man of many wonders, Dr. Praveen was a writer, a poet, a storyteller, an essayist and an orator par excellence, who knew how to blend the monotonous social constructs with Avadh's lucid lifestyle, illuminating each phrase with his Midas touch. He breathed his last on April 12, 2021 at the age of 81 years.

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