Famous Urdu poet Munawwar Rana dies at 71 due to cardiac arrestFamous Urdu poet Munawwar Rana dies at 71 due to cardiac arrest

Suffering a heart attack, Urdu poet Munawwar Rana died on Sunday at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. He had spent the previous six days on a ventilator.


At the age of 71 Munawwar Rana passed away. The Urdu poet was having frequent treatment for kidney ailments, which required dialysis, in addition to fighting a lung and throat infection since 2017. He  was receiving treatment at the Lucknow PGI hospital.

Munnwar Rana died at 71
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Birth Place of Urdu Poet Munawwar Rana

Munawwar Rana was born in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh, on November 26, 1952. He is well-known for his ghazals and other significant additions to Urdu literature.

His most well-known poem, “Maa,” honored motherhood’s blessings in the classic ghazal format.

List of Awards Received by Munawwar rana

Shaheed Shodha Sansthan gave him the Maati Ratan Samman in 2012 in honor of his contributions to Urdu literature. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2014 for his poetry “Shahdaba.”

Throughout his career, he has won various honors such as the Saraswati Samaj Award, the Ghalib Award, the Dr. Zakir Hussain Award, the Ameer Khusro Award, and the Mir Taqi Mir Award.

He had given back The Sahitya Akademi Award , alleging ‘intolerance’ within the nation & Political reason

Munawwar Rana and his family in many controversial remarks.

Rae Bareli police arrested Munawwar Rana’s son in August 2021 on suspect of faking a shooting against him in June to put his uncle and cousin under bogus charges.

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) opponent, his daughter, and he supported the protesters

During the farmers’ protest, he was also in the press for allegedly offensive comments.

Poet Munawwar Rana faces  FIR because he made a comparison between the Taliban and Valmiki.

Sumaiya Rana daughter of Munawwar rana joined Samajwadi Party of Akhilesh Yadav.

Expressing sadness over the passing of Munawwar Rana

“His contributions to Urdu poetry continue to resonate, leaving a lasting legacy in the realm of literature,” poet Sanjay Mishra Shauq stated.

Akhilesh Yadav, the leader of the Samajwadi Party, wrote on social media, sharing his deep sorrow at the passing of Munawwar Rana, a well-known poet in the nation. Peace be with the lost soul. Warm wishes.”

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