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JAMMU: 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 be 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 of 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 and Prof Mahshar Naqvi.
In stewardship of 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.
Dr. Jafri was born in Poonch which is a border district and is presently serving in Urdu Department of Government MAM College, Jammu. Additionally, he is convener of High Level Urdu Committee setup by J and K Government for promotion of Urdu language in the State. Poonch is always known in literary worlds by Krishan Chandr, Moalana Charag Hassan Hasrat and Thakur Poonchi.
On this honour Dr. Jafri has been congratulated by all the stalwarts of Urdu world including all literary societies of Jammu Kashmir.
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