Jammu, Dec 15
Department of Urdu, University of Jammu has condoled the untimely death of reputed Urdu poet and critic Fareed Parbati who expired yesterday evening at Srinagar. In this connection a condolence meeting was today held under the chairmanship of Prof. Shohab Inayat Malik, HOD Urdu, and University of Jammu. The faculty members including Prof. Sukhcahin Singh, Dr Mohd Reyaz Ahmed, Dr Chaman Lal, Dr A.R. Manhas, Dr Farat Shamim . Students and scholars of the department paid rich
tributes to the towering poet of the state. Speaking on the occasion Prof. Sukhcahin Singh described Fareed Parbati not only a critic and poet but also a perfect teacher who was serving as Associate
Professor in the Iqbal Institute of Culture and Philosophy. While paying tributes to Fareed Parbati Dr Mohd Reyaz Ahmed said that Urdu world had lost a good poet and a critic. In the young age he had published number of collection of poetry and critical books. Dr Chaman Lal, Dr A.R. Manhas, Dr Farat Shamim too paid rich tributes to the departed soul and described his death a great vacuum to the literary circles of Jammu and Kashmir.
In his presidential address Prof. Shohab Inayat Malik, HOD Urdu discussed his long association with the late Poet. He said that among the young generation he was the most popular poet of J&K who was aware about the art of poetry. He also lauded his struggle for the upliftment of Urdu language and literature in the state and described him a teacher having a number of students fellow over's. At the end of the meeting two minutes silence was also observed in the memory of the departed soul.