Well-known Urdu litterateur Prof Abdul Qavi Desnavi passed away here today after protracted illness.
He was 81 and is survived by his wife, three sons and four daughters.
Desnavi had been admitted at a private hospital here following complaints of old age related ailments, family sources said.
He was laid to rest in Bada Bagh graveyard where a large number of literary personalities and prominent citizens participated in his funeral procession.
Born on November 1, 1930 in Desna village in block Asthawan in Nalanda district of Bihar, Desnavi has over 50 books on Urdu literature to his credit.
Among his major works were, Hayat-e-Abul Kalam Azad, a book on freedom fighter Maulana Abul Kalam Azad published in 2000.
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