Satirist Surendra Sharma suffers heart attack

Lucknow, Feb 3 (IANS) Famous satirist and poet Surendra Sharma suffered a cardiac attack in Lucknow after which an angioplasty had to be done on him, a health official said on Wednesday.

The Padma Shri awardee poet had returned from a ‘Kavi Sammelan’ in Etah and was in the state capital on a brief stop over.

He had gone to meet another poet and former Samajwadi Party (SP) member of the parliament (MP) Uday Pratap Singh on Tuesday.

Sharma complained of chest pain and breathlessness and was rushed to the Civil Hospital where doctors confirmed he had suffered a heart stroke following which he was admitted to the Lari Cardiology Centre.

An angioplasty has been conducted on him and he is out of danger now, but we have put him under 72-hour observation, a doctor attending the poet informed.

The poet has endeared himself to people across India with his ‘Do layina suna riya hoon’ in Haryanvi dialect.

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