- The civic body sent a bill of Rs 44,816 in Mahadevi Varma's name
- The notice said that no house tax was paid for her house in Nevada
- The late poet had set up a trust before death and donated her properties
"The house in Nevada is still in the name of the late Mahadevi Varma and no house tax has been paid on the property since many years. This is considered an evasion of house tax," Chief Tax Officer PK Mishra was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Mahadevi Varma, a Padma Vibhushan and Jnanpith awardee, was a major poet of the Chhayavaad generation, a period of romanticism in modern Hindi poetry. She died in 1987 in Allahabad. Two years before her death, she had set up a trust and donated all her properties, including the house in Nevada. The caretaker has been staying at this property ever since.
The late poet's family, however, said that after her death an application for the transfer of this property was submitted to the trust. "They have misplaced the file," a family member said.