Dr Aziz Hajini is no more

Srinagar:Dr Aziz Hajini yesterday died yesterday after a prolonged illness at his Rajbagh residence Hajini Manzil.
Dr Aziz Hajini was born as Abdul Aziz Parray in 1957 at Hajin area of Bandipora Kashmir. He did his early schooling at Hanjin, and later moved to Srinagar city where he graduated from the Government Degree College, Bemina. He later received honours degree in Kashmiri language from the University of Kashmir. He is first gold medalist of the university in the Kashmiri language category. He obtained PhD in 2017 from the same university. Prior to his PhD, he qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET)He was a Kashmiri writer, poet, critic and convenor of Sahitya Akademi for New Delhi’s Northern Regional Board.He served as Assistant Professor and was teaching Kashmiri in Centre for Shaikh-ul Aalam Studies, University of Kashmir till he retired from active service in 2019 .In between he was appointed a secretary of Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages in 2015 by PDP led Government . He wrote more than twenty books in Kashmiri language, including poetry and criticism.
He was elected as the president of Adbee Markaz Kamraz, an NGO of the Jammu and Kashmir. From 2008 to 2012, he served as convenor of Shahitya Akademy for Kashmiri languages. Prior to this, he served as a member of the Akademy from 1997 to 2002.
In 2015, his book Aane Khane, a literary criticism covering Kashmiri literature and language was released by then the governor of Jammu and Kashmir Narinder Nath Vohra and later in 2016, he became the recipient of Akademi Award in Kashmir after the book was released to general public.
He was also appointed as a member of the Indian Institute of Public Administration for New Delhi and a member of the National Book Trust in 2012. From 1998 to 2000, he was appointed as president of Kashmir Theater Association an NGO and between 1998 and 2008, served as general secretary of the Adbi Markaz Kamraz. He also participated in literary seminars in aboard such as the US, the UAE and in Canada.