Bilal Bhat pays tributes to Professor Rahman Rahi terms him protector of Kashmiri Language

Ehsaan Yousf

Ganderbal 09 Jan 2023: Prominent social activist of central Kashmir Ganderbal Bilal Bhat has expressed deep condolences over passing away of literary legend of Kashmir Professor Rahman Rahi and paid glowing tributes to his life journey and literary contributions.

Bhat prayed for the departed soul and termed him as the both protector and promoter of Kashmiri Language.

Bilal Bhat said,his life is full of accolades and awards as in the year 1961, Prof Rahi was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for his poetry collection Nawroz-i-Saba, the Padma Shri in 2000 and India’ highest literary award, the Jnanpith Award (for the year 2004) in 2007.

Prof Rahi is the first Kashmiri writer to be awarded the Jnanpith, India’ highest literary award ,for his poetic collection “Siyah Rood Jaeren Manz” (In Black Drizzle).

He termed his death as great loss to the people of Kashmir and its literature.

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