SRINAGAR: Rich tributes were paid to noted poet, writer, translator and educationist Prof Ghulam Nabi Firaq on his 2nd death anniversary.
In this connection, a function was organised at seminar hall of the Cultural Academy which was presided over by Prof Bashar Bashir and attended by noted writers and artistes. The Kashmiri Book on children’s literature “Phullay Poshan Hinz” written by Prof Firaq was also released on the occasion.
In his welcome speech, Mohammad Ashraf Tak, Chief Editor Jammu Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) said that Prof Ghulam Nabi Firaq is one of the pioneering names in Kashmiri poetry who has introduced new theme and diction in Kashmiri literature. He said it is the endeavour of the academy to remember and highlight the contribution of G N Firaq.
Prof Bashar Bashir remembered the contribution of G N Firaq “who has given new sensibilities to our poetry”. Prof Bashar congratulated the academy for organising the function and paying tributes to the “legend”.
Nasir Mansoor also paid tributes to his “legendary” father on the occasion. The proceedings of the function was conducted by Dr Syed Iftikhar and was attended by eminent personalities including Rashid Kanispuri, Tanha Shihilpuri, Gulshan Badrani, Shahzada Rafiq, Saleem Salik, Asadullah Wani, Zahoor Sultan, Jameel Ansari, Tanha Rashid, Mohd Yousuf Mir, Maqbool Sajid, Ab Salam Kousari, Tahir Ahmad.