Professor Altaf Hussain Tak of Kashmir University’s English department passed away this evening.
Prof. Tak joined the department of English as Reader in 1987. Before joining the department, he had been working as Lecturer in the Department of Humanities, Regional Engineering College (now NIT) for seven years.
Having been awarded M.A and Ph.D from the University of Kashmir Professor Tak also obtained a Diploma from the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL), Hyderabad.
Professor Tak has edited, translated and authored 26 books which include Coleridge and Modern Criticism (2004). Besides, he also has contributed number of articles on literary criticism and Indian English Poetry to various journals.
Expert in subjects of criticism, postmodernism and new literatures, Prof. Tak has headed the Department of English twice and has also been Dean Faculty of Arts.
Death of scholar has been widely condoled across all the sections particularly by the teaching, non- teaching and students of the Kashmir University.