Book on literary services of Kashmiri fiction writer launched

Srinagar, Dec 23: On the 15th death anniversary of the renowned fiction writer of Kashmir, Umar Majeed, a book compiled on his literary services was unveiled. In this regard, a major function was held at a local hotel in Srinagar on Saturday.

The event was organised in collaboration with Koh Maran and Voice of Hills. The event was presided over by the well-known fiction writer Noor Shah. Other well-known personalities who attended the function include leading fiction writer Vehshi Syeed, senior journalist Yusuf Jameel, writer and broadcaster Dr Satish Vimal, well-known writer and journalist Javed Azar, and Prof Nasir Mirza.

On this occasion, the book “Baiyead Umar Majeed,” compiled by young writers Zubair Qureshi and Suhail Salim on the literary services of Umar Majeed, was unveiled. Well-known writers Abdul Rasheed Rahgeer, Ghulam Nabi Shahid, and Adil Ashraf, who have served Urdu literature for many decades, were honoured in recognition of their services. On this occasion, well-known fiction writer Nasir Zameer presented his short story “Yayadon Ka Mosam,” written in memory of Umar Majeed.

During the ceremony, Dr Naveed Nazir, a well-known physician of the Kashmir Valley, was honored for his services, while Zubair Qureshi and Suhail Salim were honoured for compiling the book on Umar Majeed.

On this occasion, Arif Umar Majeed, the son of Umar Majeed, was also honoured.

During the ceremony, the speakers remembered the services of Umar Majeed. In his presidential speech, Noor Shah dedicated his text on Umar Majeed to the audience, while Vehshi Syeed, Prof. Nasir Mirza, Yousaf Jameel, Dr. Satish Vimal, and Javed Azar remembered the services of Umar Majeed.

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At the end of the event, Zubair Qureshi presented a vote of thanks, saying, “Umar Majeed’s legacy continues to inspire us, and this book is a testament to his enduring influence on literature in Kashmir.”

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