Srinagar: Renowned author and founder of Bazam-e-Adab Tral, Ghulam Ahmed Wani Haya passed away at SKIMS here in Srinagar Monday. He was 73.
Haya was distinguished Urdu writer, activist, thinker and cultural personality. His write-ups invariably hinged on various vital religious, social issues and causes. During his service career with education department he has taught thousands of students. He retired as zonal education officer (ZEO).
The deceased who is the grand uncle of senior journalist Khursheed Wani has authored two books including the one on Hajj pilgrimage. He was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard at Diver Tral late in the night.