Dr. Hamidi Kashmiri, the tallest literary figure in the world of Urdu language, literature and literary criticism passed away last night. He was a prolific creative writer, an acclaimed critic and propounder of “Iktishaafi Tanqueed” .
His demise has created a void difficult to fill, especially in the subcontinent. He has also been the Vice Chancellor of University of Kashmir for years during the most difficult times of militant unrest.
Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah on Thursday expressed heartfelt grief over the demise of former Kashmir University Vice Chancellor Professor Hamidi Kashmiri.
Dr Farooq while expressing grief said, “I express my condolences with the bereaved family and pray for eternal peace to the departed soul,” he said adding, “Hamidi Sahib’s contribution to the field of Urdu literature is immense. People of his competence and wisdom are a godsend gift for any society. He shall be remembered for his contribution to the field of academics, and literature, may Almighty bless his soul.”
Omar Abdullah while expressing his grief said, “Our state has lost a literary genius. I pray to Almighty for peace to the departed soul.”