Veteran journalist and Sahitya Akademi winner Farooq Nazki passes away at the age of 83. Entertainment News

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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.

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)”.

Cluster Head All India Radio Srinagar Ajay Dohre and station staff and Deputy Director General (Engineering) also expressed grief over his demise.

first published: February 07 2024 | 6:14 pm Is

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