Srinagar: Rich tributes were paid to noted writer, Poet, Critic, Researcher and Educationist Nishat Ansari on his 20th Death Anniversary. In this connection Cultural Academy in association with Daera-e- Adab Delina Baramulla organised an online function which was presided over by Prof Mohd Zaman Azurda, while Prof. Shafi Shouq was Chief Guest on the occasion. The online function was participated by noted writers and admirers of Nishat Ansari. Earlier in his welcome speech Chief editor JKAACL Mohd Ashraf Tak described Nishat Ansari a multidimensional personality and remembered old and deep association of Late Nishat Ansari with the Academy.
Academy has published special number of Sheeraza Kashmiri dedicated to Nishat Ansari and a monograph has also been published. Some audio, video clips and photographs came to fore during the online function. Artists which include Muneer Ahmad Mir and Dr. Shayista Ahmed presented Kalam-i-Nishat Ansari.
Various prominent literary personalities expressed their wives about a contribution of Late Nishat Ansari, which include Prof. Mishal Sultanpuri, Dr. Rafiq Masoodi, Prof Shad Ramzan, G.R.Hasrat Gada, Rajesh Raina, Fayaz Tilgami, Wali Mohd Aseer, Manshoor Banhali, Ab.Ahad Farhad, Shahnaz Rashid, Ranjoor Tilgami, Ab Ahad Hajini, Shahid Delnavi and Zameer Ansari. Prof. Mohd Zaman Azurda in his presidential Address described Nishat Ansari as a great literary activist. He encouraged young writers to serve their mother tongue and they are today front runners for preservation and development of Kashmiri Language and literature.
Prof. Shafi Shoq in his speech highlighted the poetry of Nishat Ansari and described him a trend setter. Function was conducted by assistant editor JKAACL Dr. Gulzar Ahmad Rather, while technical coordination was provided by Jameel Ansari.
The vote of thanks was presented by General Secretary Daera-e- Adab Delina Mr.Jameel Ansari.