Lyricist Ramnath Kamlakar passed away

Lyricist and litterateur Ramnath Kamlakar died here today at the age of 86 after protracted illness, family members said. Kamlakar, who breathed his last at his residence, was was the recipient of several awards. He had set up a number of literary institutes which included Jai Sahitya in the Pink City and Kavi Gul in Kota. His mortal remains were consigned to flames later in the evening. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot condoled his death saying he was a great writer of his time.