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Folk Artist Nissar dies of COVID-19

Hyderabad, Jul 8 (UNI) Noted folk artist and Telangana Praja Natya Mandali (TPNM) Secretary, Mohammad Nissar Ahmed, popularly known as ' Nissar' died of COVID-19 here on Tuesday.
Nissar, who was admitted with the symptoms of Coronavirus, died at state-run Gandhi Hospital after developing complications from the virus last night.
His folk songs gained momentum during the Telangana movement.
Nissar, who was also the State Secretary for RTC Employees Union, became familiar in the field of folk music in the state.
The writer and singer, who was born in Nalgonda district, has been working in RTC for the past three decades.
Rajya Sabha MP J Santosh Kumar taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, expressed his deep sorrow over the sudden demise of Nissar and said his folk songs was instrumental in the Telangana movement.
It is a untimely departure of a friend. Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, he said.
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