Noted Kashmiri poet Prof Rehman Rahi passes away in Srinagar



Noted Kashmiri poet and Jnanpith awardee Rehman Rahi passed away at his residence in Srinagar on Monday. Prof Rahi has authored dozens of books and mentored hundreds of students.

His death has been widely condoled by people from different sections of society, especially the literary circles. Calling Rahi’s death a great loss to the Kashmiri language and literature, President of the Halqua e Adab Sonawari (HAS), Shakir Shafi has remembered the close association of Prof Rahi with Halqua e Adab Sonawari.

“Prof Rahi has always been of great support to the organisation. He has rarely missed any major events of the organisation and would always ensure his presence on Prof Mohiud Din Hajini Day. His magnificent absence in such events would be badly missed by all of us and his fans”.

All the senior members and literary persons associated with the organisation have expressed their condolences with the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul.

Late Prof Rehman Rahi was awarded with the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1961 for his poetry collection Nawroz-i-Saba and the Jnanpith Award in 2007.—KMS