Seminar on Prof Shad organized in Bijbehara

Born in Chinar town of Bijbehara, Shad also wrote poetry in Persian as well as in Urdu.

Bijbehara
Bijbehara, Publish Date: Oct 24 2017 12:47AM | Updated Date: Oct 24 2017 12:47AM
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A daylong seminar on the contribution of late Prof Ghulam Muhammad Shad to Kashmiri, Urdu and Persian literature was conducted at Degree College Bijbehara on Monday.

The speakers highlighted Shad's contribution to Kashmiri literature - poetry, prose and literary criticism. 

Born in Chinar town of Bijbehara, Shad also wrote poetry in Persian as well as in Urdu.

The seminar was conducted by Maraz Adbee Sangam in collaboration with J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages and Government Degree College Bijbehara.

In his inaugural address, journalist and columnist  Murtaza Shibli paid rich tributes to his father and applauded his “resolve” to sail against the wind.

He described his father as “anti-establishment” and called him “a beacon for resistance for people's rights.” 

Noted writer Ali Shaida highlighted the “element of resistance” in Shad's poetry.

Professor Bashar Bashir critiqued Shad’s research work “for want of plausible literary evidence and merit.”

Noted writer and critic Ghulam Nabi Aatish dwelt upon Shad's poetry in Persian. 

Earlier, Muhammad Amin Bhat, General Secretary, Adbee Markaz Kamraz,  paid tributes to Shad. Former NC MLC Bashir Veeri and MLA Langate Engineer Rashid also spoke on the occasion. 

The function concluded on a Kashmiri mushaira in which several poets including Dr Shafi Shaida, Murtaza Shibli, Ghulam Muhammad Laloo, Riyaz Anznoo, Nisar Nadeem, Yousuf Jehangir and Hamidah Shah Akhtar, Muhammad Sultan Sultan, Qamar Hamidullah and others read out their poetry.