Abdur Rehman Rahi is the greatest living poet of the Kashmiri language. Rahi was born on 6 May, 1925, and lives in Vichar Nag, Nowshera in Srinagar. He has published five collections of poems and about seven books of literary criticism in Kashmiri. Many of his poems have been translated into Hindi and English.
Rahi has been a subject of the documentary films ‘Rahi’ by M K Raina and ‘A Night of Prophecy’ by Amar Kanwar. He also translated Nietzsche’s Thus spake Zarathustra and the poems of the Punjabi Sufi poet, Baba Farid, into Kashmiri. He has published his research on the modern Persian poet, Farogh Farrukhzad, Kashmiri poet Mehjoor and ancient Sanskrit poetics. Perhaps Rahi’s ... more »
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