The 17th death anniversary of prominent poet, writer and broadcaster Mir Ghulam Rasool Nazki was observed today at a function jointly organized by Nazki Foundation and Literary Forum Bandipora, here at Watlab.
Galaxy of writers, scholars and poets participated and deliberated on the works, poetry and contribution of Nazki in the function.
The stirring poetry written by Nazki has mirrored the primordial prejudices and exploitation
Paying rich tributes to the poet, speakers said that Nazki was hailed as `Shaib-i-Dastaar’ for his all-encompassing poetry touching all aspects of society and having hold on many languages.
They said that Nazki like Dante, Goethe, Iqbal and Rumi is futuristic poet.
They said, “His poetry is immortal encompassing the ethical and moral values besides he is a naturalist.”
They sad that Nazki being a loyal to land and its culture switched from Urdu to Kashmiri Poetry, adding, “He would have attained the place to compete the Urdu poets likes Ullama Iqbal, Galib if he had continued writing in Urdu.”
Former Director Radio Kashmir and prominent broadcaster Rafiq Raaz while discussing the moral poetry of Nazki termed him an immortal poet for his Sufi poetry.
“Nazki will never die, his poetry has all time relevance ad inclusiveness” Raaz said.
Raaz said that Nazki’s poetry brought a sense of freshness and reflected the reality of the situation whenever he used his pen.
“Nazki was an epitome of values and culture, a great poet having mastery over expression. His Sufi poetry was parallel to the poetry of Rumi and Shamas Faqir,” Raaz said.
Speaking on the occasion columnist and scholar Dr Maroof Shah underscored the significance of writers especially poets in bringing socio economic and political revolution in the society, adding that Nazki’s writings have a deep impact on the people.
Terming that Nazki identified exploiters during his life time, Shah said that he represented that exploited folk of State who were then victims of ‘situational confusion’.
Calling Nazki as a multifaceted poet and writer, Director Radio Kashmir Bashir Arif recalled his life and style.
He highlighted the role of Ghulam Rasool Nazki as the great social reformer and honest public representative who worked for under privileged people throughout his life.
He said Nazki was multi-dimensional personality.
“He was not only the best poet of Kashmiri and Urdu but also an intellectual of high repute and a popular broadcaster,” he said.
Popular singer and musicians Kiaser Nizami and Sheikh Showket Bandpori presented a musical program in the function.
Known as one-man institution, Nazki was a renowned poet who wrote fluently in Urdu, Kashmiri, Persian and Arabic. His works include Deeda-i-Tar (1948), the first book by any Kashmiri writer after independence, and Awaz-e-dost, Kashmiri poetry that won him the Sahitya Academy Award in 1987.
During the event a scholar from Jamia Millia University presented a paper titled ‘Sufism in Nazki’s Poetry”.
Among the others who were present include Ayaz Nazki, Rohi Nazki, Mir Tariq Rasool, Muzzafer Azim, Showket Sufi, Shahnaz Rasheed, Mir Dajgami, Mubshir Muztarib, Gul Tanveer, and Rouf Gahayl.
Later a poetic session was held in which poets from various district recited their poetry.
Ayaz Nazki welcomed the guest and presented introductory speech while Shahnaz Rasheed held the proceeding of the event and Showket Sufi presented vote of thanks.
Rising Kashmir, ” Writers, broadcasters, poets pay tributes to Gh Rasool Nazki on his death anniversary,” in Rising Kashmir, April 17, 2015. Accessed on April 18, 2015, at: http://www.risingkashmir.com/writers-broadcasters-poets-pay-tributes-to-gh-rasool-nazki-on-his-death-anniversary/
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