Srinagar, Sep 19: Demise of noted Urdu scholar, critic and author Dr Akbar Hyderi who passed away Tuesday at his Bemina residence after prolonged illness has been widely condoled. He was 83.
Author and editor of over 100 books and numerous research papers published in standard Urdu journals world over, Dr Hyderi will be missed by academic and literary circles. He was considered an authority on Dr Sir Muhammad Iqbal(RA) and Mirza Ghalib.
Various literary organizations have expressed grief over Dr Hyderi’s demise terming it a great loss to Urdu language and literature.
The deceased is survived by two sons and a daughter while his wife who was also a Urdu scholar passed away around a year back.
Dr Hyderi was born in Khanqah-e-Sokhta area of Nawa Kadal in Shaher-e-Khaas in 1929. He is believed to be first Kashmiri scholar to have achieved D Litt apart from a PhD from Lucknow University.
He was appointed at Amar Singh College, Srinagar to teach Urdu wherefrom he later retired as Head of the Department.
Considered an authority on Allama Iqbal(RA) and Ghalib, Dr Hyderi has written nine books on Iqbal, three on Mir Anees, two on Ghalib and one on Mir Taqi Mir.
In the last 12 years, Dr Hyderi dedicated his writing to Iqbal. He also has around 500 research papers to his credit.
Dr Hyderi received around 20 awards. He was the editor of Hakeem Ilamat magazine. He has also the distinction of being the guest editor of famous literary journal, ‘Naqoosh’ published from Lahore.
In its condolence message J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages paid glowing tributes to Dr Hyderi. The Academy Secretary, Khalid Bashir Ahmad said Dr Hyderi had close association with the organization. Khalid extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
Chief Patron JK Itehad -ul- Mulsimeen Moulana Abass Ansari who led the Nimaz-e-Jinazah of the deceased termed him a “pride of Kashmir in general and Shaher-e-Khaas in particular.”
“Hyderi Sahib rose to heights of academics when majority of people in our society used be illiterate. His death has left a vacuum in the literary circles,” he said.
Among others who condoled the demise are Justice (Retd) Hakeem Imtiyaz Hussain, Chief Patron JK Shia Association Moulana Iftikhar Hussain Ansari and the Intizamia Committee Khanqah-e-Sokhta Mohalla.
Meanwhile Dr Hyderi’s Fateha Khawani will be observed on Friday September 21 at the family’s Hamdaniya Colony Bemina graveyard.
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