Famous Kashmiri Poet And Journalist Farooq Nazki Passed Away.

Senior journalist, poet and Sahitya Akademi Award winner Mir Mohammad Farooq Nazki died in a hospital in Katra on Tuesday. He was 83 years old and was unwell for some time. He died of a heart attack on Tuesday night. There are two daughters and one son in his family. His health was not good for the last few years and he was living in Jammu with his son.

Farooq Nazki was the son of a distinguished father, Mir Ghulam Rasool Nazki, who is still counted among the most famous Kashmiri poets. Farooq Nazki has been honored with many awards during his lifetime. He served as Director of Radio Kashmir, Deputy Director General of Doordarshan and Director of Doordarshan Center Srinagar. He led the local Doordarshan station in difficult times, when it was difficult for the state-owned TV station to operate due to terrorist violence. He died at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Super Specialty Hospital, Katra in Jammu and his family members said he would be buried in Kashmir.

Farooq Nazki served on many important posts in All India Radio and Doordarshan. In the year 1995, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Kashmiri language for his poetry collection ‘Nar Hyutun Kanjal Vanas’ (Fire in the Eyelashes). Farooq Nazki was a scholar of Kashmiri and Urdu languages. He established his identity as a poet, playwright and broadcaster.

Farooq Nazki, former director of Srinagar Doordarshan and All India Radio, was a resident of Madar village in Bandipora district. His father Mir Ghulam Rasool Nazki was a famous poet, writer, broadcaster and teacher of Kashmir.

Mir Mohammad Farooq Nazki was a distinguished figure known for his contributions as a senior journalist, poet, and recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award. Now we will give you a brief overview of his life and achievements:

1. Biographical Information:

  • Mir Mohammad Farooq Nazki was born in Madar village, Bandipora district, Kashmir.
  • He was born into a family with a rich literary background. His father, Mir Ghulam Rasool Nazki, was a well-known poet, writer, broadcaster, and teacher in Kashmir.


​2. Literary Achievements:

  • Farooq Nazki gained recognition for his poetry in both Kashmiri and Urdu languages.
  • In 1995, he was honored with the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for Kashmiri language for his poetry collection titled ‘Nar Hyutun Kanjal Vanas’ (Fire in the Eyelashes).
  • His poetry reflected a deep understanding of Kashmiri culture and language, establishing him as a significant literary figure.

3. Career in Journalism and Broadcasting:

  • Farooq Nazki started his career as a journalist, contributing to the newspaper ‘Zamindar.’
  • He later served in key positions at All India Radio and Doordarshan.
  • From 1986 to 1997, he held the position of Director at Doordarshan and Akashvani Center in Srinagar, showcasing his commitment to broadcasting.

4. Media Contributions:

  • Apart from his literary achievements, Farooq Nazki made significant contributions to the media landscape.
  • He served as the former director of Srinagar Doordarshan and All India Radio, leaving a lasting impact on electronic media management.

5. Recognition and Awards:

  • Farooq Nazki received various awards for his contributions, including the Jammu and Kashmir Government Gold Medal for Best Management of Electronic Media.
  • He also won the Best Media Controller award during the Asiad 1982 for his outstanding work in the field.

6. Legacy:

  • Farooq Nazki’s legacy as a poet, journalist, and broadcaster continues to be celebrated, with his work contributing to the cultural and literary heritage of Kashmir.

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