Pulwama Aug 25, 2020
By Mir Zeeshan
Kashmir valley over past half a decade is witnessing a new breed of young poets and novelists with publishing their books in prestigious publications. Among the young literatures of valley Adnan Shafi, hailing from Chandergam village Tral area of Pulwama district was honored recently by Motivational Strips and Gujarat Sahitya Akademi award for his excellence in field of literature.
On 74th anniversary of Independence Day of India, Motivational Strips being the world’s most active online writers forum and Gujarat Sahitya Akademi being India’s premium literary institution (under the state government of Gujarat) while celebrating the 74th anniversary honoured writers from all over the world including from the national front.
Young poet Shafi who has published book collection of poems “Tears Fall in my heart” in 2019 was also honored by the Motivational Strips and Gujarat Sahitya Akademi.
“Shafi, has been penchant of poetry since his school days. His poems have been published in many national and international anthologies and magazine,” told Shafi to The News Idea.
He has co-authored more than 50 books and is currently, working as an Acquiring Editor for British and USA magazine and as a contributor writer for Nepal online newspaper” added Shafi.
Among 350 writers from 80 countries,Shafi is the one among them who got Gujarat akademi certificate and is intended to contribute in the field of literature.
The locals of Shafi’s village Chandergam Tral are hailing the achievement of the young poet and are feeling proud for him said residents of the village while adding that Shafi, has become an inspiration to young generation of the area.