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Purig Cultural & Literary Society Kargil pays rich floral tribute to Folk Song Artist Late Haji Mohammad Hussain


Purig Cultural & Literary Society Kargil(PCLS) paid rich floral tribute to legendary Folk Song Artist Late Haji Mohammad Hussain(Master)

A delegation of Purig Cultural & Literary Society Kargil(PCLS) led by it’s President and noted Drama Artist Kacho Ahmed (NSDite) visited the eternal resting place of Legendary Purigi Folk Song Artist Late Haji Mohammad Hussain Silmo(State Awardee) today and paid rich tribute and reverence to the legendary artist at his eternal resting place by reciting Congregational Fatiha and Showering Flowers on the grave.

This program was being organised to signify the onset of *Mendoq-rGyaspa* (The festival of Showering flowers on the graves of the deceased) in Purig Kargil which is being celebrated across the region during flowering season of Locally grown wild roses(Sya Serpo and Lala-Marchung). Owing to the historical significance of this festival, PCLS had decided to shower flowers on the grave of this legendary Purigi figure as a mark of respect reciting Holy Verses of spiritual importance. On this occasion, PCLS member and Poet Nasir Ud Khafi highlighted the life and contributions of Late Haji Hussain ,and urged the need to preserve his legacy through various mediums and intensive research.He underscored the remarkable contribution the late legend regarding preservation the oral-linguistic heritage of Purigi folklore despite several odds during the time.Renowned Purigi poets and Artists including Haji Mohammad Hussain Rehnuma, Mohammad Ali Khumar, Mohammad Taqi Khan Nayab, Sajjad Ali Shujat, Mohammad Abbass Yawar were also present on the occasion.

The delegation was given a warm reception by the relatives of Late Master Hussain at their ancestral graveyard. Gulzar Hussain the elder son of Late legend expressed gratitude and thanked the delegation on behalf of the family. He assured to contribute further for continuing the legacy and tradition of Folk songs that was preserved by his late father. He thanked every member of PCLS for remembering Late Haji Hussain’s contribution and visiting the grave to mark respect.

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