Srinagar, Jan 17: The Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture, and Languages (JKAACL), under the guidance of Bharat Singh (JKAS), Secretary (JKAACL), on Tuesday paid rich tributes to the renowned writer, poet, critic and Jnanpith awardee Late Professor Rehman Rahi, here at Tagore Hall.
The event was presided over by Prof. Bashar Bashir, a noted writer of the region; G. R. Sufi, Former Chief information commissioner, as the Chief Guest; Professor Farooq Fayaz, former Director, UGC Academic Staff College, University of Kashmir as Guest of Honour of the occasion. Dr. Farooq Anwaar Mirza, Incharge Divisional Office Kashmir (DOK) of JKAACL was also present as host.
On the occasion, the speakers ardently highlighted the invaluable contributions of Professor Rahi.
Mohd Amin Bhat, President Adbi Markaz Kamraz; Prof Shafi Simble; Gulshan Badrani; Dr Hasrat Hussan; Prof Majrooh Rashid; Inayat Gul; Mohi ud Din Reshi; Shakeel Ur Rehman; Imdad Saqi, Waheed Jeelani and Inayat Gul were among the key speakers who valued the contribution.
The event witnessed the presence of Dildar Ashraf Shah, Dr Syed Iftikhar, Dr Abid Ahamd, Dr Shabnam Rafiq, Salim Salik, Tariq Shaira, Maqbool Sajid and Jameel Ansari Towards the culmination, Jawaid Iqbal Khan, Editor Kashmiri (JKAACL), addressed the congregational Fateh Khawani of Professor Rehman Rahi, and expressed a sincere vote of thanks to the audience; while addressing the audience, he announced that JKAACL, shall soon publish special issue of Sheeraza Kashmiri on Professor Rehman Rahi. He also said that JKAACL is deeply saddened by the loss of prof. Rahi.
Dr Gulzar Ahmad Rather, Assistant Editor Kashmiri (JKAACL), conducted the proceedings of the event