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Veteran broadcaster Avatar Kishen Rahbar passes away

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Srinagar: Veteran broadcaster, critic, and short-story writer Avatar Kishen Rahbar passed away Thursday at a hospital in New Delhi after a protracted illness.

He was cremated today in the crematorium of Sector 94 in Noida, where he was presently staying.

Born in 1933 at Narparistan in Fateh Kadal area of Srinagar downtown, he started his career as a teacher in Burn Hall School and later joined Radio Kashmir Srinagar as a script-writer and then became Assistant Producer and retired as Assistant Station Director.

He had produced many famous programmes like ‘Raai Traai’, ‘Rang Haa’, etc. He had also written historical radio plays like ‘Budshah’, ‘Reh Te Aab’, ‘Awlaad’, etc.  Besides, he had written ‘Kashre Adabich Tereekh’ – a history of Kashmiri literature.

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