Farooq Nazki was a renowned Urdu poet, journalist, and broadcaster from Jammu and Kashmir, India passed away at the age of 83. He was known for his contribution to Urdu literature and his deep involvement in the cultural and literary scene of the region.
Apart from his poetry, Nazki was also recognized for his work in journalism and broadcasting. He worked with All India Radio (AIR) for many years and played a significant role in promoting Urdu language and literature through radio programs and broadcasts.
Farooq Nazki’s Death Reason?
Throughout his career, Farooq Nazki remained dedicated to the promotion of Urdu culture and literature, leaving behind a legacy that continues to inspire aspiring writers and poets. Before his death, Nazki grappled with various health complications. He underwent dialysis due to severe lung issues and also experienced a heart attack. On February 6, 2024, Nazki passed away at a hospital in Katra, just eight days before his 84th birthday.
About Farooq Nazki
Farooq Nazki was born on 14 February 1940 in Kashmir, India. Throughout his lifetime he held various influential positions and was known for his writings in newspapers and magazines contributed to the cultural discourse of his time.
Nazki’s poetry often reflected themes of love, nature, and the struggles of the common people. His verses were appreciated for their simplicity, yet they carried profound meanings that resonated with readers. Nazki was also involved in journalism, where he used his platform to highlight social issues and promote Urdu literature.
Farooq Nazki Family & Children
Farooq Nazki was the son of an illustrious father, Mir Ghulam Rasool Nazki, who is counted among the best-known Kashmiri poets even today. Farooq Nazki is survived by his wife, 2 daughters, and a son.
Haseeb Drabu, who is a former journalist, politician, and son-in-law of Haseeb, shared the news of the demise of the late poet. Haseeb said, “The passing away of a qalander (ascetic or a carefree man) is not to be mourned; his fulfilling life is to be celebrated. For he has left this station after enriching it in many ways. A societal loss which is a personal bereavement. RIP Mir Mohammed Farooq Nazki (1940-2024).”