Former Director Doordarshan, AIR Srinagar Farooq Nazki is no more

Srinagar: Former Director, Doordarshan and AIR Srinagar, and Sahitya academy award winning poet Farooq Nazki is no more.

A renowned poet, broadcaster and media personality from Jammu and Kashmir, Nazki breathed his last at Narayana Hospital in Katra.

He served as Director Doordarshan & AIR Srinagar from 1986 to 1997. Besides media head and writing career, Nazki has also served as Editor “Daily Mazdoor” from 1960 a newspaper highlighting the problems labours class, as per his bio on Wikipedia

In 2000, he retired as its Deputy Director General. He was media advisor to two Chief Ministers: Farooq Abdullah (in 1983 and 1990–2002) and Omar Abdullah (2010).


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