Doyen of Kashmiri literature Rehman Rahi dies at 98

Doyen of Kashmiri literature Rehman Rahi dies at 98

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Category : Obituaries Published on: January 11 2023

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  • Noted poet, lyricist, academic and Jnanpith awardee, Prof Rahman Rahi passed away at his Vicharnag residence in Srinagar after a prolonged illness. 
  • He was 98.
  • 1n 1961, at the age of 36, Rahi was honoured with the Sahitya Akademi award. In 1999, he won the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India, for his contribution to literature.
  • In recognition of his contribution to literature, Rahi was in 2007 awarded the Jnanpith award, the country’s oldest and highest literary award presented every year to celebrated authors for their outstanding contribution towards literature. 
  • He was conferred the award for his Kashmiri collection ‘Siyah roode jaren manz’ (In black vernal showers) published in 2004.
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