Report Ejaz Ahmed
ISLAMABAD: Chitralis in the federal capital on Monday paid tributes to prominent Khowar writer, poet and humorist Moula Nigah Nigah who passed away in Chitral on Jan 5.
Capt Sirajul Mulk, Qari Buzurg Shah, Advocate Abdul Wali Abid, MNA Molana Abdul Akbar Chitrali and district nazim Maghfirat Shah were present on the stage.
All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) General Secretary Taqdira Khan Razakhel also attended the memorial event organized by Yakzaban Karwan-e-Adab (YAKA) at the Pakistan Academy of Letters PAL). The man behind the idea to remember Nigah was Prof Israruddin.
The legendary writer was paid homage by his friends and young poets of Khowar who travelled from different cities of the country to Islamabad.
Prof Israr said Moula Nigah was a lovable personality. Capt Siraj and Abdul Wali shared with the audience some untold stories about him.
Forum for Language Initiatives (FLI)’s Executive Director Fakhruddin also spoke on the occasion.
YAKA officials announced to start Nigah awards for high achievers in culture and language services. They also presented awards to people belonging to various organizations.
Speaking on the occasion, the district nazim and Abdul Wali Adv jointly announced to sponsor publication of Nigah’s audio recording saved by his son, Zahoorul Haq Danish.
Mr Danish thanked the organizers for remembering his father.
The speakers condemned holding of a musical show reportedly by some student organization in Peshawar the day Nigah passed away in Chitral.