Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda to be exhumed on 8 April
London, Mar. 13 : The remains of Chilean Nobel prize winning poet Pablo Neruda will be exhumed on April 8 to determine if he died of cancer or was poisoned.
International experts will begin their examinations on 8 April to determine whether the poet was poisoned in 1973.
The poet and left-wing activist died 12 days after a military coup replaced the socialist President Salvador Allende with General Augusto Pinochet, the BBC reports.
The poet's family has maintained that he died at 69 of advanced prostate cancer.
In 2011, Chile started investigating allegations by his former driver, Manuel Araya Osorio, that the poet had been poisoned.
According to the report, experts from Argentina and Spain will reportedly join observers from the International Red Cross on the exhumation works.
Neruda's body is buried next to his wife Matilde Urrutia in Isla Negra, 120km (70 miles) west of the capital Santiago, the report added.