Veteran broadcaster, poet and Sahitya Akademi winner Mir Mohammad Farooq Nazki died at a hospital in Katra on Tuesday at the age of 83.
Sources close to Nazki’s family claimed that he was not keeping well for the last few years and had gone to live with his son in Jammu. He suffered a heart attack on Monday night. He said that his body is being taken from Jammu to Srinagar and will be buried in Malkha graveyard here on Wednesday.
Who is Farooq Nazki?
Nazki was in charge of several important positions in All India Radio Kashmir and Doordarshan and in 1995, Nazki was awarded the Sahitya Akademi grant in Kashmiri for his poetry book Nar Hyutun Kanjal Vanas (Fire in the Eyelashes). He has also served as media advisor to two chief ministers of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state, Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah.
Celebs’ reactions on Nazki’s death
Many journalists and leaders are mourning the demise of the veteran journalist. Ghulam Nabi Azad posted, “Deeply saddened to learn about the demise of the living legend Farooq Nazki Sahab. His literary talent and presence in the media was unparalleled. His contribution to the field of broadcasting and literature has had an everlasting impact on our cultural and literary treasures.” Will put it.” .I pray for his peace and express my condolences to his family.
Deeply saddened to learn about the demise of living legend Farooq Nazki Sahab. His literary talent and presence in the media were unparalleled. His contribution to the field of broadcasting and literature will have a lasting impact on our cultural and literary treasures. I… pic.twitter.com/NdNPno0EaX
– Ghulam Nabi Azad (@ghulamnazad) 6 February 2024
Former minister Haseeb Drabu, son-in-law of the deceased, wrote on Twitter: “The demise of a Qalandar should not be mourned; his full life should be celebrated. For he has left this station after making it prosperous.” In many ways. A social loss that is a personal bereavement. RIP Mir Mohammad Farooq Nazki (1940 – 2024)”.
The demise of a Qalandar should not be mourned; His full life should be celebrated. Because he has enriched this station in many ways. A social loss that is a personal bereavement. RIP Mir Mohammad Farooq Nazki (1940 – 2024). pic.twitter.com/MjB056Q6tB
— Haseeb Drabu (@HaseebDrabu) 6 February 2024
Cluster Head All India Radio Srinagar Ajay Dohre and station staff and Deputy Director General (Engineering) also expressed grief over his demise.
Former station director of All India Radio and Doordarshan Srinagar, Sahitya Akademi Award winner, a prominent poet and broadcaster – Farooq Nazki passed away yesterday after prolonged illness.
Deputy Director General (Engineering) and Cluster Head Akashvani Srinagar Ajay Dohare and… pic.twitter.com/kwzbwqwLyA
– All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) 7 February 2024
first published: February 07 2024 | 6:14 pm Is
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