Veteran Gojri writer Khadim Qammar passes away
Jammu;Veteran Gojri writer and poet Choudhary Khadim Qammar passed away last night after a prolonged illness at his residence near Poonch. He was 75.
Qammar was one of the active member of Anjmun Taraqi Gojri Adab Poonch , a literary and social organisation established in 1970 for the development of Gojri literature and Gujjar Culture in Jammu and Kashmir. He also actively participated in Gujjar cultural revival movement from 70s onwards.
Despites being an activist ,he, as Gojri language writer, had contributed a number publications in Gojri languages in shape prose and poetry books.
Hailing from Khanter village of Havili tehsil, 8 km away from Poonch town on the Line of Control, Qammar had done a pioneering work in the field of Gojri language and literature. The Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages JKAACL had hounoured him for his poetry in 1987.
Dr Javaid Rahi, Chief Editor & Head of Gojri wing in JKAACL expressed deep sympathy with the family of Qammar. As an author he wrote poetry especially Si-Harfi genre of Gojri poetry. He said that late Qammar had contributed most valuable work to Gojri language and his writing would be documented on priority by the Academy which would definitely provide a source of inspirations and guidance for new generations.
Dr. Farooq Anwar Mirza Chief Editor Pahari , Dr. Shah Nawaz Khatana Editor cum Cultural Officer Gojri, Mehmood Chouhan Researcher, and many other spoke on the occasion.