Noted Urdu poet Sagar Zayyedi, 72, passed away due to illness in his house in Mastan Vali street here on Tuesday.

His body would be buried in Yakub Saheb burial ground here on Wednesday, his son Altaf Hussain said. Zayyedi authored 22 books in Hindi, Urdu and Telugu and strived for development of Urdu language since four decades.

— Special Correspondent