Urdu Poet Suhail Akhtar
Bhubaneswar: Urdu poet and critic, Suhail Akhtar based in Bhubaneswar died due to renal failure on March 12. He was 57. Originally hailing from Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh, he had composed several poems, and also translated poems from English and Hindi. Akhtar was an alumni of IIT-Kanpur and was a civil engineer, holding the Deputy General Manager (Civil) post in Infrastructure Development Corporation of Odisha. Akhtar translatedthe English poetry composition of VishnupadSethi, an IAS officer in the Government of Odisha. His own poetry collection Jaoon to Jaoonkahaan, DastZaad and Kaagaz par sehra had been published a few years ago.
He leaves behind his wife and two daughters.