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Great Personality, Poet and Author Of The Soil Rehman Rahi Is No More

Great Personality Poet and Author Of The Soil Rehman Rahi Is No More

Poets can’t remain aloof from politics, but they shouldn’t become its victims either: Rehman Rahi

Abdur Rehman Rahi (born 6 May 1925, Srinagar) is a Kashmiri poet, translator and critic. He was awarded the Indian Sahitya Akademi Award in 1961 for his poetry collection Nawroz-i-Saba, the Padma Shri in 2000,[1] and India's highest literary award, the Jnanpith Award (for the year 2004) in 2007. 

He is the first Kashmiri writer to be awarded the Jnanpith, India's highest literary award for his poetic collection Siyah Rood Jaeren Manz (In Black Drizzle ). He was honored with Sahitya Akademi Fellowship in 2000 by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.

Democratic Azad Party chief Ghulam Nabi Azad and his wife Shamima Dev Azad expressed deep shock and grief over the passing of Kashmiri poet Rehman Rahi on Monday.

The DAP Chief has expressed his deep shock over the demise of Rehman Rahi and prayed for eternal peace for his departed soul.

It is to note here, Kashmir’s foremost poet and Gayanpeth awardee, Prof Rehman Rahi is no more. He died during the wee hours at his Vicharnag residence in Srinagar during wee hours. He was nearly 98.

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