Srinagar, Jan 11: Noted Urdu poet Dr. Liaqat Jafri will be representing Jammu and Kashmir in the international Urdu poetry festival being organized by Embassy of India in UAE in collaboration with Karwan e Urdu Qatar. He will also participate in a series of International Urdu Mushairas in Doha Qattar, Riyadh, Jaddah, Dammam, Jubail and Sharjah from 12th to 24th January 2017.
Various literary organization of the State have congratulated him for the honours.
Author of half a dozen books in Urdu Dr. Jafri is editor of three Urdu journals published in J&K and New Delhi.
Dr Jafri is recipient of many national and state awards for his outstanding contributions in the field of poetry, prose, criticism, theatre, film and Urdu activism.
Regardedas an Urdu poet of modern sensibility and technique, his stage performances are appreciated across India. He is writing lyrics for a number of upcoming film projects of reputed banners in Bollywood.
He remained convener of state-level Committee for the promotion of Urdu Language in J&K for more than 5 years which was constituted by Government of Jammu and Kashmir in 2011-12.
Presently, Dr Jafri is HoD Urdu in the Higher Education Department, in J&K Government. (KNS)