Noted writer and former secretary of Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages Aziz Hajini breathed his last following a brief illness, family sources said on Sunday.
According to the family sources, the 64-year-old writer passed away late on Saturday night. He was laid to rest on Sunday morning.
Hajini, a revered personality renowned in sevral litarary and academic domain, belonged to Hajin Sonawari area of north Kashmir's Bandipora district. Alongside authoring multiple books, he also held the designation of secretary of the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages.
Several organisations, political parties and leaders have expressed condolences over Hajini's demise.
“Dr Aziz Hajini's demise has a left a big void in the literary circles of J&K. Hajini Sb, a noted writer & former Secretary Cultural Academy was also the author of numerous acclaimed books.His absence in Art & culture circuit will be deeply felt. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wrote on Twitter.
“May Allah (SWT) bestow the departed soul place in Jannah and perseverance to the bereaved family for this irreparable loss,” the People's Conference said.
(With PTI Inputs)