J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages and Akbar Jaipuri Memorial Committee organized a joint function in the memory of poet and writer, Akbar Jaipuri.
Noted Urdu critic and former Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir, Prof Hamidi Kashmiri was the chief guest on the occasion while broadcaster, Farooq Nazki presided over the function. Describing the late poet and writer as trendsetter, Prof Hamidi said Jaipuri's contribution to Urdu literature was immense.
Secretary Academy, Dr Aziz Hajini said that it has been his endeavour to identify and celebrate the works of unsung doyens of literature.
Farooq Nazki; EJAC president, Abdul Qayoom Wani; Syed Abbas Jowhar; Rafiq Raaz; Prof Nasir Mirza; Rukhsana Jabeen; Ghulam Nabi Shahid; Mushtaq Nehvi; Muhammed Amin Bhat; Aijaz Ahmad Kakroo'; Salim Jaipuri and Syed Yaqoob Dilkash attended the function.
Later Akbar Jaipuri Memorial awards were presented to Urdu poet, Pathan Shabina Ara, and academic, Mukhtar Ahmad Tantray.