Bandipore: A literary function in the memory of noted scholar and poet Prof Rashid Nazki was held here to pay tribute to the legendary figure at his hometown.
The function was organized by Literary Forum Bandipora under the patronage of Adbi Markaz Kamraz, in which a galaxy of writers, intellectuals and poets participated. Senior journalist and President Adbi Markaz Kamraz Shujaat Bukhari was the chief guest on the occasion.
Bukhari said Nazki was not only the poet of tradition but his poetry is full of romanticism.
Quoting his poetry he said Nazki has always tried to express in traditional diction but at times used romanticism to expresses his thoughts.
Stating that Rashid Nazki is the poet-philosopher he said that to know the philosophy of Rashid Nazki we need to explore his every aspect of expression, poetry or prose.
Nazki’s personal life was, however, far from being happy. He faced a harsh tragedy when he lost his wife, son and other two family members.
Bukhari stressed on the members of AMK units to fight the ‘literary miscreants’ as Nazki fought them during his times.
“It is the time to fight the literary miscreants who are trying to create fuss and confusion among the people who are long time members and sympathizers of AMK,” Bukhari said.
During the function, three papers were presented by Mir Tariq Rasool, Shahbaz Hakbari and Ali Muhammad Aseer.
Former Director Doordarshan Dr Rafique Masoodi also stressed on the proper exploration of Nazki’s thoughts for a proper connect between the past literature and the future generation.
Among others who spoke on the occasion included general secretary AMK Amin Bhat, Prof Islamil Ashna, Shahnaz Rashid and Mufti Ishaaq Nazki.