Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art Culture and Languages (JKAACL) on Thursday organised an interaction session with noted Urdu poet and scholar Syed Shabib Rizvi.
A function was organised in the Seminar Hall of the Academy Lal Mandi Srinagar which was attended by writers and scholars. The function was presided over by Prof Mohammad Zaman Azurda while Mohammad Farooq Nazki, Commissioner Secretary Department of Culture Mohammad Saleem Sheeshgar, Secretary JKAACL Aziz Hajini was also in the presidium.
Rafiq Raz presented a paper on the life and works of Rizvi followed by discussion. Rizvi was felicitated by JKAACL on the occasion. Sheeshgar in his speech described Rizvi as a towering literary personality who has contributed immensely to Urdu language and literature. Farooq Nazki highlighted contribution of Rizvi in various genres in Urdu.
Prof Mohammad Zaman Azurda congratulated Academy for organizing this purposeful function. The function was attended by Sultanul Haq Shaheedi, Dr Shafaq Sopori, Prof Nazir Azad, Eijaz Mohd Kakroo, Inayat Gul, Syed Zeshan Fazli, Bashir Dada, Hamdam Kashmiri, Prof Asadullah Wani, Rukhsana Jabeen, Shabnam Ashaiee, Wajidah Tabasum, Shadi Lal Koul, Ayash Aarif, Manshoor Banhali, Abdul Khaliq Shamas,Irshad Ahmad Shah, Irfan Turabi, Maqbool Ferozi, Shabnam Tilgami, Wehshi Sayeed Sahil,Parvez Manoos, Shabir Hussain Shabir,Dr Shahnawaz Hussain, Dr Alamdar Hussain Adam, Saleem Sagar, Adil Ismaiel, and research Scholars of Kashmir University.