Kashmir News Trust #KNT
The legendary and renowned literary figure from Kashmir Prof Rehman Rahi passed away at his Srinagar-based residence. He was 98.
Family sources confirmed the death of the legendary poet who was the winner of India’s oldest and the highest literary Jnanpith award.
Rehman Rahi was a poet, translator, and critic. He was awarded the Indian Sahitya Akademi Award in 1961 for his poetry collection Nawroz-i-Saba, the Padma Shri in 2000, and India’s highest literary award, the Jnanpith Award in 2007.
His death has been widely condoled by different sections of society.
Apni Party President Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari and Senior Vice President Ghulam Hassan Mir have extended their heartfelt condolences over the passing away of Kashmir’s legendary poet and Gayanpeth awardee Prof Rehman Rahi who passed away at his Vicharnag residence in Srinagar today.
In his condolence message, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari expressed his profound grief and sorrow over the demise of Prof Rehman Rahi and said, “I am deeply saddened over the death of Rahi Sahib. He was a son of the soil whose presence was a blessing to Kashmir’s society. Rahi Sahib’s death has left a void that cannot be filled. I extend my heartfelt condolences to his family.”
Party’s Senior Vice President Ghulam Hassan Mir, while expressing his grief over the death of Rahi, said, “He was a legend, who will always be remembered for his unprecedented contribution to Kashmir’s literature and culture. Rahi Sahib spent his entire life serving people in terms of infusing intelligence and wisdom into society through his work. Also, he has mentored thousands of students during his lifetime. May Almighty Allah rest the noble soul in eternal peace.”
Janata Dal United President for Jammu and Kashmir GM Shaheen in his condolence message said that Prof Rehman Rahi was a force to reckon with who during his life time taught thousands of students and spread the light of education.
He said the demise of Rahi Sahab is an irreparable loss to Kashmir Valley. [KNT]