Srinagar: Popular Kashmiri poet and scholar, Ali Mohammed Shahbaz was remembered across Jammu and Kashmir on his 24th death anniversary.
In this connection different functions and events were organized at various places and sites to pay glowing tributes to late literary luminary, who was killed by unidentified gunmen on July 4,1996 at his native village Shathgund Handwara.
The major online event was organised by Kashmir Marksz- e -Adab -o -Saqafat chrar-i- Shareef. The event was presided over by prof Muhammad Zaman Azurdah.
A large number of distinguished scholars, participated in the program and paid rich tributes to him. The speakers highlighted various dimensions of life and contribution of late poet. The main attraction of the event was first ever Shahbaz memorial award.
The award was presented to popular Kashmiri folk singer, a house hold name of Kashmir folk singer Manzoor Ahmad Shah.
Dr Aziz Hajini, Convener Northern Regional Board Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, presented the award to Manzoor Ahmad Shah.
Dr Gazanfer Ali, president Kashmir Markaz-e-Adab o Saqafat , Chrare Shareef , Gen Secretary, Anayat Gul and son of late poet, Nazir Qureshi Ibn e Shahbaz were also present on the occasion.