Breaking: Urdu Poetry Award-Winning Icon Munawwar Rana's Rana dies at 71

Urdu poet Munawwar Rana dies at 71.

Due to Prolonged illness, cardiac arrest

battling for months in Lucknow hospital

Significant Urdu literature contributions

his notable work, "Shahdaba", earned 

him the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award in 2014  

Returned award, alleged intolerance

Ameer Khusro, Mir Taqi Mir awardee

Global admiration for his poetry

Born Nov 26, 1952, Raebareli.