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Tribune: Poet Girda, voice of the masses, falls silent

Rajeev Khanna
Tribune News Service, Nainital, August 22

The voice that moved the conscience of the masses of Uttarakhand has fallen silent. A man with multiple facets of being a social activist, a poet, a cinema artiste, a theatre personality and above all a lovable human being, Girish Tiwari, who was fondly called Girda, breathed his last at the Sushila Tewari Hospital in Haldwani this morning. Although he had been battling ill health for long, an ulcer that had burst proved the immediate cause of his death.

His departure has left a void in the social life of the state. Girda was a man who thought from his heart and loved being among the common people. He was the first to turn up at events where people’s issues were being taken up. He was a “rebel for a cause”, as his friends describe his personality. [more]