Speakers at a daylong condolence meeting here in North Kashmir’s Hajin township recalled the contribution of great poet and literary activist late Muhammad Ahsan Ahsan, who according to them taught the people about the linguistic activism, humanistic and philanthropic values of living.
The condolence meeting was organized in connection with the Chaharum of Late Ahsan who passed away on Thursday.
Speakers said that in the demise of Ahsan, they lost a magnanimous literary leader, an orator, and a philanthropist. They said that Ahsan was an image of intrinsic good.
The condolence meet organized by Adbi Markaz Kamraz in collaboration with Halqai Adab Sonawari and Wahab Dramatic Club was attended by hundreds of people from all walks of life who paid rich homage to late Ahsan.
Zafar Iqbal Manhas, Vice President JKAACL while paying tributes to Late Ahsan said he was compassionate, generous and magnanimous and had the streak of multi-faceted personality. Always hiding behind the scenes and had his eye on every miniscule happening around”
Manhas said Ahsan was the guiding light for him when he joined the academy. “Ahsan taught us to manage the relations and how to be a good human being. We always will remember his thought-provoking and lasting contribution”
Secretary Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture, and Languages (JKCAAL) Dr Aziz Hajini said that Ahsan had contributed a lot towards literature, education, and literary activism while remaining out of the scene.
Recalling Ahsan’s contribution, Hajini said Ahsan has taught scores of youth in the field of art and literature who are now good poets and artists.“Ahsan used to visit every locality in search of talent and later encourage them,” Hajini said. He said the best tribute to Ahsan is to follow his footsteps in letter and spirit. Highlighting the contribution of Late Ahsan, noted humorist Ayoub Sabir said, “In him, we saw the perfect blend of the strong will of an able administrator and the compassion of a philanthropist. In his sad demise, we have lost a unique elderly touch that had brightened the light.”