Rising Kashmir NewsSrinagar:
Urdu poet of the StateDrLiaqatJafri has been awarded ShaheedLalaJagatNarayan award-2017.
DrLiaqatJafri bagged this award for services rendered by him to the field of Urdu literature.
The award ceremony will be held on 15th October, 2017 at Jalandhar, Punjab, in a grand All Indian Mushaira planned in his honor which will be attended by all the top-notch poets of India.
This award which has been instituted in the name of freedom fighter and stalwart politician, ShaheedLalaJagat Narayan who was the founder and pioneer of biggest circulated newspapers published from Punjab namely Punjab Kesri and Hind Samachar, has also been presented earlier to many well-known Urdu poets of world which include Khushbir Singh Shad, RajinderNathRehbar, RahbarTabaani, Prem Kumar Nazar, DrNaresh Shad, and Prof MahsharNaqvi.
In stewardship of Sh Vijay Kumar Chopra, editor in chief of Punjab Kesri group of papers, the Family of ShaheedLalaJagatNarain confers this award every year to one famous poet of Urdu world. This year DrLiaqatJafri who is native of Border District Poonch and presently based in Jammu has been chosen for this honor, which carries an award shield, certificate of honor along with a cash award.
DrJafri is a poet of Urdu language and has become very famous for his unique style and modern blend which has been accepted by the Urdu-Hindi readership. Many new writers have not only followed him, they have adapted his style into their writings.
Born in Poonch, Dr. Jafriis presently serving in Urdu Department of Government MAM College, Jammu. Additionally, he is convener of High Level Urdu Committee setup by J&K Government for promotion of Urdu language in State.