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Gayanpeth awardee, Prof Rehman Rahi is no more

SRINAGAR: 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.

A living legend and huge contributor to Kashmiri language and poetry, Rahi has authored almost a dozen books and translations and mentored hundreds of students and scholars. For his contributions to the language, he was honoured with almost every award.

Dr Manmohan Singh presented him with the 40th Jnanpith Award as an eminent Kashmiri poet, on November 6, 2008.

 

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