Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Young Journalist Association (JKYJA) Monday paid glowing tributes to Tahir Muztar, a renowned Journalist, poet and author of Kashmir Valley on his fourth passing away anniversary.
In a statement to Media, while recalling his memories with late Tahir Muzter, eminent young journalist and Chief Editor Onlykashmir.in Bilal Bashir Bhat said “Tahir Muztar was the man who is still an inspiration for many budding Journalists of the Valley even after his departure,” he said and added Muzter was a mentor to young journalists and authors and a fountain of wisdom to his colleagues.
Tahir Muzter was a well-known journalist of Jammu-Kashmir, who also penned poetry. He edited “Aahang”, Salsabeel and Political Times apart from daily Chinar and Nawa-e-Subh. Due to his political acumen he had been political secretary to the then Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah.
The first collection of Tahir Muztar’s poems “Neelam Ghar” was released in Jammu in 2000 under the aegis of Jammu-Kashmir Urdu Forum and Rasa Javidani Memorial Literary Society. Airing his views on “Neelam Ghar”, Prof Jagannath Azad writes, “Tahir Muztar has invented a new form of poetry by amalgamating Azad Nazm, Nasri Nazm, Nazm-e-Muarra and metered poetry (Paaband shairi).” Tahir Muzter’s poetic journey is still on. He had done a lot of work for television as well.
During his last stage of life Tahir Muzter he authored 2nd prose poem collection “Lahoo Lahho Kashmir’ was released after his demise on 08 July 2013 at an impressive function organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Urdu Academy (JKUA).
Tahir Muzter passed away for heavenly abode on Wednesday 27 March 2013 at 5.30pm due to heart attack.