Cultural Academy pays rich tributes to Fazil Kashmiri
Srinagar: Rich tributes were paid to prolific writer, Poet and Calligraphist Alhaj Fazil Kashmiri on his 14th Death Anniversary today during an impressive function organized at the Seminar Hall of the Academy which was attended by prominent writers, artists and several others
A press release issued here said that the function was presided over by Prof. Farooq Fayaz, while Rafiq Raz, Secretary JKAACL, Dr. Aziz Hajini and Son of Late Fazil Kashmiri Syed Zeshan Fazil were also in the presidium. The function started with Naat recitation of Renowned Naat Khaawn, Abdul Hassan Farooqi and folk Singer Abdul Gaffar Dar Kanihami presented Kalam-i- Fazil Kashmiri.
In his welcome address, Secretary JKAACL, described Fazil Kashmiri as a Legend who had immense contributions to Kashmiri language and literature. Rafiq Raz presented his paper ‘Kashmiri Culture in the Poetry of Fazil Kashmiri’ n highlighting the impact and influecen of Fazil Kashmiri on the language and the poetics of Kashmir.
Later, Fazil Memorial awards were presented by Fazil Memorial Committee to Sultan-ul- Haq Shaheedi, Gh. Nabi Aatash and Dr. Nazir Azad. A literary Magazine titled ‘BAYAD-i-FAZIL’ was also released on the occasion.
Prof Farooq Fayaz, in his presidential address congratulated the Academy for organizing such ‘useful and purposeful’ function and desired to work more seriously on various literary aspects of Fazil Kashmiri.
Syed Zeeshan Fazil presented vote of thanks.
Among others, the function was attended by a galaxy of prominent writers, thinkers, prominenet radio and television personalities and artists including Abdal Mehjoor, Gh Nabi Noorani, Gh Rasool Azad, Shabir Mujahid, G. R. Hasrat Gada, Sultan ul Haq Shaheedi, Riyaz ul Ameen,Aejaz Ahmad Kakroo,Syed Reyan Fazil, Dr. Hasrat Hussain, Mufti Riyaz,Nisar Bala, Dildar Ashraf Shah,Sunaullah Mashgool,Mohad Ashraf Tak, Farhat Lone, Dr Shahnawaz,Jawaid Iqbal Khan,Dr.Syed Iftikhar,Dr Gulzar Ahmad, Maqbool Sajid, Jameel Ansari, Gulab Saifi. Proceedings of the function were conducted my renowned Broadcaster Rasheed Nizami.