Ghulam Nabi Khayal, a well known poet and writer of Jammu and Kashmir, called on Governor NN Vohra, Friday here at the Raj Bhavan Srinagar.
Khayal presented to the Governor a copy of “Kashmir ki Waadi” which is a translation in Urdu of the two volumes “The Kashmir Gazetteer” written by the famous Walter R. Lawrence of the I.C.S., who had been invited by the Maharaja to serve as the Settlement Commissioner of the State. This invaluable Gazetteer of J&K was also published as “The Valley of Kashmir” and comprises the most reliable source of information on geography, political and physical history, geology, flora and fauna, and almost every aspect of the rich socio-cultural traditions of J&K.
The 600 page translation of Lawerence’s classical work, sponsored by the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, has involved over eight years of devoted research work by Khayal.
The Governor congratulated Khayal on the excellence of his translated work and also complimented him on receiving the State Award-2012, in recognition of his outstanding contribution in the field of Literature, which was conferred on him a few days back.