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OBTIUARY

Typography Self Portrait by Akhter Rasool

 Akhter Rasool, My Mentor

As Kashmir moved from traditional calligraphy to computer-enabled graphic designing, it was Akhter Rasool who pioneered modern designing and trained a tribe in the...

Khawaja Saududdin Shawl (1873-1955)

In Kashmir tehreek against the despotic Dogra rule, one of the major characters was businessman, Khawaja Sauddin Shawl, whose contribution is least known and...

Rehman Rahi (1925-2023)

In the demise of Rehman Rahi, Kashmir lost a doyen whose contributions to the Kashmiri language and literature are next to none, reports Yawar...

Rahman Rahi: Death of the Doyen

Celebrating our own cultural personalities is a way of reaffirming our identity, writes Haseeb A Drabu, in a tribute to Rahi sahab Rahman Rahi’s...

The Umar Majid Story

On his fourteenth death anniversary, Er Shafi Ahmad remembers Kashmir’s short story writer, Umar Majid With a script in hand, when he once entered the...

A Flexible Moderate

After a prolonged illness, Moulana Abbas Ansari passed away at the age of 86. Masood Hussain offers the different facets of a well-read cleric...

Bhajan Sopori (June 22, 1948 – June 2, 2022)

by Tahir Bhat Kashmir’s most known Santoor maestro, Bhajan Sopori died on June 2, 2022, after a protracted illness. He had cancer in the colon....

Gazalla Noor

After finishing medical school, Gazalla Noor preferred her experimentation in the fields over teaching antonym in the classroom. In her 59 years of life,...

A Tycoon’s Death

A man who left behind Rs 1000 Crore company had purchased his first pair of shoes only after passing his matriculation. That is just...

A Quiet Burial

Tahir Bhat records Syed Ali Geelani’s journey from the banks of Wullar lake to the streets of Lal chowk coincided as it did with his ideological...

A Tribute to Sema Tahir

by Tariq Banday Ever inspiring as you were, you touched many hearts back home and many more beyond – in the far off lands –...

Chaman Lal Gupta

Elected thrice to Lok Sabha and twice to assembly, Prof Chaman Lal Gupta was BJP’s towering leader who was respected by all Kashmir parties....

Jagmohan Malhotra

Jagmohan Malhotra (September 25, 1927 –May 3, 2021) Jagmohan’s role as J&K governor again in focus after his death writes Zahoor Malik The passing away of Jagmohan...

The Versatile Vice-Chancellor

by Ikhlaq Qadri Exactly this was a time of the year, 13 years ago in 2008, spring officially sprung, that I was finally a graduate....

Ghulam Nabi Shaida (1947 – 2021)

In the death of Ghulam Nabi Shaida, editor of Wadi ki Awaz, Kashmir has lost an upright editor who suffered for calling a spade,...