Eminent poet, writer Firaq passes away in Srinagar

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Newspoint Bureau

Srinagar, December 17

Eminent poet, writer and teacher Prof Ghulam Nabi Firaq passed away after a prolonged illness here today.

He was 94.

Professor of English, Prof Firaq, a celebrated poet and writer, has won many awards, including Sahitya academy award.  He co-founder of  a group of educational institutions established in 1975.

Author of many books, Prof Firaq had a huge contribution in Kashmir’s modern poetry.

Adbi Markaz Kamraz president Dr Shujaat Bukhari has expressed grief over the death of Prof Firaq and extended solidarity with the bereaved family.

All sections of society, including social, religious and cultural organizations have condoled the sad demise of Prof Firaq.

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