Poet Betab remembered
Srinagar, July 30: On the eve of 6th death anniversary of noted Kashmiri poet late Muhammad Ayub Betab, a function was held Saturday at Academy headquarters in which a music CD based on the lyrics of the poet was released.
Jointly organised by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages and Maraz Cultural Sangam, Shopian the function saw many prominent personalities in attendance.
Those who were present on the occasion include Ghulam Nabi Gowhar, Pran Kishore, Fida Rajourvi, GR Hasrat and ZG Muhammad among others. The function was presided over by noted playwright, Pran Kishore.
In his presidential address Kishore said that late Betab was a prolific poet and it was a matter of honour for him to be part of the event.
Recalling his association with late Betab, noted writer and legal expert, Ghulam Nabi Gowhar said that Betab was a great poet and his contributions to Kashmiri poetry were enormous.
An official handout said : “Earlier in his welcome address secretary Academy, Zafar Iqbal Manhas said that as secretary he was proud to see release of Betab’s poetic collection in CD form.”
Others who spoke on the occasion included Betab’s son advocate SM Iqbal and general secretary, Maraz Cultural Sangam, Shopian, Shahzada Rafiq.
As part of the event a music programme was also held in which singers Waheed Jeelani and Shazia Bashir sang Kalam-e- Betab.
The programme proceedings were conducted by senior editor Kashmiri, Muzaffar Ahmad Tak while Shahzada Rafiq read a paper on Betab.
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