Pashtun writer Abdur Rahim Majzoob has passed away


PESHAWAR: Pashtun writer and poet Abdur Rahim Majzoob died in an Abbottabad hospital, family sources confirmed on Saturday.

His funeral was celebrated in his hometown Sarai Naurang, Lakki Marwat and was buried in his ancestral cemetery the same day. A large number of poets, writers, and notables attended his funeral. He is 86 years old.

The late Majzoob was the author of several collections of prose and poetry. Being a polyglot, he was fluent in English, Persian, Arabic and Hindi languages ​​and influenced young Pashtun writers through his innovative experiments in introducing old mythological narratives against local figures.

He was a graduate of the historic Islamia College Peshawar from where he obtained a law degree, but he had also studied several other disciplines on his own and had translated pieces by Shakespeare and John Keats into Pashto verse, in addition to contributing features and poems to newspapers and literary magazines.

His popular publications included Zairr Guloona, Da Meenay Tanda, Lal auo koti Lal, Daarul Aohaam and his complete works titled “Da Noor Zahooruna” were published in 2017.

Majzoob had started several literary organizations during his life to educate young writers.

It was a blend of ancient and modern literary traditions, which had paved the way for future scholars to experience new things with their creative vision.

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