Lucknow: Surendra Sharma, popular Hindi artist, was admitted to Lari Cardiology in the city on Tuesday afternoon after suffering a heart attack. He underwent an emergency angioplasty which was done by a team of three surgeons.
Sharma had arrived in the city for a Kavi Sammelan which was scheduled in Unnao on Tuesday evening.
The Padma Shri awardee poet had returned from a ‘Kavi Sameelan’ 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 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.