Eminent poet, critic and author Shamsur Rehman Faruqi handed away at his residence on Friday morning. He was 85.
He can be buried subsequent to his late spouse Jamila on the Newada graveyard in Ashok Nagar amid the presence of members of the family and associates within the night, knowledgeable his nephew and author Mahmood Farooqui.
“He had been Covid-19 constructive however was discharged on November 23 after take a look at outcomes got here detrimental. Nevertheless he developed problems and fungal an infection, mycosis, which additional worsened his situation. He was being handled at a hospital in Delhi. He needed to return to his beloved metropolis the place he spent all his life. He arrived in his residence city Prayagraj in an air ambulance on Friday morning and died shortly afterwards round 11.15am,” the nephew mentioned.
Faruqi was thought of a positive Urdu critic, poet, author, and theorist. His works ranged from literary historical past and criticism to poetry and fiction. Thought of an authority on llm-e bayan (the science of poetic discourse) and classical poetry, he was additionally a famous lexicographer.
Faruqi’s ebook ‘Kai Chaand The Sar-e-Asmaan’, written in 2006, has been hailed as a masterpiece of Urdu fiction. An English model of this ebook ‘Mirror of Magnificence’ was printed in 2013. He has additionally translated his tales into English that are included in a ebook titled ‘The Solar That Rose from the Earth’ in 2014.
He has additionally been credited with spearheading the revival of the Dastangoi – an urdu oral storytelling artwork kind.
He was awarded the Saraswati Samman in 1996 for his work ‘Sher-e Shor-Angez’, a research of the foremost eighteenth-century poet Meer Taqi Meer printed in 4 volumes. He was honoured with the Padma Shri in 2009.
Born on September 30, 1935 in a village in Azamgarh, Faruqi accomplished his MA (English) from Allahabad College in 1955 and commenced writing in 1960. He labored for the Indian Postal Service additionally. He was additionally editor of his literary journal Shabkhoon and part-time professor on the South Asia Regional Research Middle on the College of Pennsylvania, US.
A few of his well-known works embrace Early Urdu Literary Tradition and Historical past (2001), The Flower-Lit Street: Essays in Urdu Literary Principle and Criticism (2005), Urdu Ka Arambhik Yug (2007) and The Mirror of Magnificence (2013).