Srinagar, Dec 27: The former Vice Chancellor of Kashmir University and the prestigious Padma Shri awardee Hamidi Kashmiri passed away, reported the family.
He was 86 years of age. Kashmiri, a recipient of Ghalib Award, Sahitya Akademi Award in 2005 and Padma Shri in 2010, took his last breath on Wednesday night.
Kashmiri, a writer, educationist and poet, penned 50 books.
He will be laid to rest today.


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