Kashmiri poet Rahman Rahi to be presented Jnanpith on Nov 6

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New Delhi, Oct 29 (UNI) Eminent Kashmiri poet Rahman Rahi will be honoured with the prestigeous Jnanpith Award for the year 2004 at a function on November 6.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will present him the award at the Balayogi auditorium in Parliament House.

Octogenarian Rahi is one of the most eminent poets and critics of the Kashmiri language. Some of his notable creations include 'Nauroz-e-Saba' (The Morning Zephyr), 'Sanaweni Saaz' and 'Siyaah-Rooda-Jaren Manz' and 'Kahwat' (Touchstones).

He has earlier been awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award and a Padmashree.


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