‘Dr. Jafri is a poet of Urdu Language’
Srinagar, Oct 07: Dr. Liaqat Jafri, who is famous Urdu poet of state and fastest rising star of Indian Literature, has been awarded “Shaheed Lala Jagat Narayan Award 2017”.
This award is being presented to him for services rendered by him to the field of Urdu Literature. The award ceremony will be held on 15th October’ 2017 at Jalandhar, Punjab, in a grand “All Indian Mushaira” planned in his honour which will attended by all the top-notch poets of India.
This award which has been instituted in the name of Freedom Fighter and Stalwart Politician, Shaheed Lala Jagat Narayan who was the founder and pioneer of biggest circulated newspapers published from Punjab namely Punjab Kesri and Hind Samachar, has also been presented earlier to many well-known Poets of Urdu world which include Khushbir Singh Shad, Rajinder Nath Rehbar, Rahbar Tabaani, Prem Kumar Nazar, Dr Naresh Shad, Prof Mahshar Naqvi.
In stewardship of Sh Vijay Kumar Chopra Editor in chief of Punjab Kesri group of papers, the Family of Shaheed Lala Jagat Narain confers this award every year to one famous poet of Urdu world. This year Dr. Liaqat Jafri who is native of Border District Poonch and presently based in Jammu has been chosen for this honour, which carries an Award Shield, Certificate of Honour along with Cash award.
Dr. Jafri is a poet of Urdu Language and has become very famous for his unique style and modern blend which has been accepted by the Urdu-Hindi readership. Many new writers have not only followed him, they have adapted his style into their writings.
Dr. Liaqat has along with his affiliations in poetry has been able to successfully create niche in serious literary circles. He is the first poet from the state who has been accepted quickly far and wide and his poetry has acclaimed fan following across India, Pakistan, Gulf and Europe. Apart from Mushiara, he is very active in TV and Film world, where he is contributing several stories, dialogues and songs. He has a noted presence and markings on the literary activities in the J&K State. He is a well known face due to his literary activism in field of Urdu.
Dr. Jafri was born in Poonch which is a border district and is presently serving in in Urdu Department of Govt. MAM College, Jammu. Additionally, he is convener of High Level Urdu Committee setup by J&K Govt for promotion of Urdu language in State. Poonch is always known in literary worlds by Krishan Chandr,Moalana Charag Hassan Hasrat,Thakur Poonchi. Dr. Liaqat Jafri has done his Ph.D in Urdu and earned accolades at various cultural stages at University level. He has also been inclined towards Radio and Theatre. He is being actively followed on social media circle such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook where he has earned a lot of appreciations from people across globe.
These days his poetry has been in discussion in several Hindi Urdu blogs and news periodicals. In the published literature. Till date, he has brought out half a dozen books which has themes of criticism, realism including his own research. In 2018, another poetry book which is due for release will be presented to literature lovers.
On this honour Dr. Jafri has been congratulated by all the stalwarts of Urdu world including all literary societies of Jammu Kashmir. (KNS)