Dec 4: Literary giant Syed Rusul Ponpur remembered

Rich tributes were paid to renowned Urdu/Kashmiri poet and critic of Syed Rusul Ponpur on his fourth death anniversary. Unjaman e Shair o Adab Anantnag, in collaboration with JK Cultural Academy and Maraz Adbi Sangam, orgaised a daylong event in SET college on Dec 2, 2015 , in which a galaxy of audience was seen to remember late Ponpur. The legendary writer and ex-Editor of the JK Cultural Academy has about three dozens of books of poetry/prose in Urdu and Kashmiri to his credit.

Two papers highlighting the literary contribution of Ponpur were presented by Aijaz, President MAS and Dr Gulzar, Assistant Editor, Cultural Academy.

Shujat Bukhari (Chief Editor of Rising Kashmir and Sangarmal), Ali Shaida (Vice chairman JKCC), Dr Faroq Fayaz, General Secretary, JKCC), M A Bhat (General Secretary, AMK), Izhar Mubashir (General Secrtary, MAS)  and  A R Hilal, Editor of Weekly  Hilal` shared the dais.

The event concluded with a mushaira in which twenty poets recited their poetry.
Noted scholar and Master of Iqbaliyat, Prof Nehvi, HoD of Iqbal institute and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Kashmir University,  presided over the function.

Report by: Ali Shaida, JK Desk, Srinagar, Dec 2, 2015,

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