Noted freelance writer Jampana Kumara Varma (60) died here on Thursday. Varma, who had retried from Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) recently, is survived by his wife Vijaya Lakshmi and sons — Harshavardhan and Ashok Vardhan. The District Cultural Council mourned the death of its member and cultural reporter. Visakha Sahiti will hold a condolence meeting at Visakhapatnam Public Library at Dwarakanagar at 6 p.m. on Friday.