Eminent socialist author and thinker Mastram Kapoor passed away on Tuesday.

Mr. Kapoor, 87, is survived by his wife and daughter. He suffered from Kidney cancer.

Author of over 100 publications on socialist thought, he was known for penning Ram Manohar Lohia’s biography. He was recently awarded the Yash Bharati award, which was revived after six years by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.