Prem Nath Pardesi’s book ‘Behte Chirag’ hits stands

Dignitaries releasing book of Prem Nath Pardesi in a function at Jammu on Monday. -Excelsior/Rakesh
Dignitaries releasing book of Prem Nath Pardesi in a function at Jammu on Monday. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Dec 6: Prem Nath Pardesi’s book of short stories ‘Behte Chirag’ hits stands today.
The book was released in a function organized by Funkar Cultural Organisation at KL Saigal Hall here. A galaxy of writers and poets attended the function.
The function was graced by Prof Manoj Dhar, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu. Besides him well known writer Farooq Nazki, GR Hasrat Gadda, President Funkar Cultural Organisation, Dr Agnishekhar a renowned poet and writer, Prof RL Talashi, Ramesh Hangloo, Director Radio Sharda, Brij Betab, writer and poet and Piaray Hatash attended the function.
The book contains short stories written on varied topics by the author. It has been translated into Hindi by Piaray Hatash.
The speakers highlighted the life and literary works of Prem Nath Pardesi and paid rich tributes to him.
Brij Betab and Piaray Hatash read detailed papers on the book who highly acclaimed the author of the book. They said Pardesi’s writings are touching heart.
It may be recalled that Prem Nath Pardesi was father of Late Som Nath Sadhoo former director Radio Kashmir, Leh who had become a house hold name as Aagh Sab of feature programme Zoneh Dab of yesteryears.
The speakers including Prof Manoj Dhar, Farooq Nazki, Prof RL Talashi and Ramesh Hangloo said Pardesi was a thinker ahead of his time. They termed the translation of the book in Hindi a very good effort so that new generation can read it.
They also gave credit to efforts of Rajiv Sadhu the grandson of late writer in getting the book translated in Hindi.