|Rediff India Abroad Home | All the sections|
Poet Nissim Ezekiel dies aged 79
Agencies | January 10, 2004 03:34 IST
Last Updated: January 10, 2004 16:49 IST
Doyen of Indo-Anglican poets Nissim Ezekiel died in Mumbai on Friday night. He was 79.
Ezekiel, a former professor of English, had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease in the past couple of years.
Besides being India's foremost poet writing in English, he had encouraged many who later made a name for themselves as leading poets, including Dom Moraes.
He was editor of PEN journal and on the editorial boards of the Bombay English Association Magazine, Poetry India and Quest.
Ezekiel's first collection 'Time to Change' was published in 1952.
Born in a Jewish family, he was educated in Mumbai and had translated many works into Marathi.
More reports from Maharashtra
Read about: Telgi case | Mumbai blasts