Arts Council remembers author, theorist Shams Farooqi

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Staff Reporter

An online session was organized at the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi’s Joshmlihabadi Library in memory of Indian Urdu critic, theorist, and poet Shams-ur-RehmanFarooqi.

Moderated by Am-breenHaseeb Amber chairperson of the literary committee of the Arts Council.

Expressing his views online from Islamabad on the occasion scholar and poet IftikharArif said,

Shams-ur-Rehman was such a great critic of our time that we do not even know it. Shams-ur-Rehman’s death is a great loss to Urdu literature and our civilization. My eyes get wet when I recall Farooqi’s memories, I pray for the departed soul.

Remembering the demise of soul prof. Sahar Ansari said Farooqi was a versatile person; he was truly an institution in himself. He was an expert in continu-ous work.

Joining in from Lahore Dr. Zia-ul-Hassan said, Arts Council and Ahmad Shah are always at the forefront in paying homage to their great litterateurs,

Mr. Farooqi has been known for various references in different eras, he is known for his modernity till the end of the twentieth century, he has great work on Meer, there came a time when he became known for his stories and in the 21st century he gained the extreme popularity as a fiction writer. In his writ-ings, Indian civilization is evident.

Speaking on the occasion scholar Mubeen Mirza said that Farooqi lived a spirited life and people are saddened over his death.

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