Renowned Poet and Media Personality Farooq Nazki Passes Away: A Tribute to His Legacy
Farooq Nazki, a well-known poet, broadcaster, and media personality from Jammu and Kashmir, has passed away.
He breathed his last at Narayana Hospital in Katra. Nazki served as the director of Doordarshan and AIR Srinagar from 1986 to 1997.
Besides his career in media, he also worked as an editor for the Daily Mazdoor, a newspaper that focused on the issues faced by the labor class.
In 2000, he retired as the deputy director-general. Nazki served as a media advisor to two chief ministers, Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah.
He was awarded the Sahitya Academy Award in 1995 for his book of poetry “Naar Hyutun Kanzal Wanas” (Fire in Eyelashes), written in Kashmiri. The body of Farooq Nazki is being transported from Jammu to Srinagar through the national highway and will be laid to rest in the family graveyard at Malkha Kathi Darwaza, Srinagar.
The time for the Nimaz-e-Jinazah will be decided after the body reaches home.
Condolences from CNI Chief Editor Bilal Bazaz and Team.”