Prominent literary figure Mola Nigah passes away

CHITRAL: Prominent literary figure of Khowar language and retired principal Mola Nigah Nigah passed away at his residence here early on Saturday.

His funeral prayer was held at polo ground in the afternoon in which a large number of people participated.

Mola Nigah spent his entire life in preserving and promoting Khowar language and culture.

He was considered an encyclopaedia of Khowar language and culture.

6 Replies to “Prominent literary figure Mola Nigah passes away”

  1. On 5 January 2019, Chitral and the wider world of literature and cultural studies lost a preeminent and revered figure. The renowned educationist, writer of prose and poetry, and treasury of cultural and linguistic knowledge of his language Khowar, Maula Nigah Nigah, left this world. As as a scholar who has been working on the Khowar language for many years, I had the honor and privilege of consulting with him and benefiting from his immense knowledge of Khowar. I would like to add my voice to the words of Chitralis living both at home and abroad to express our grief at the death of Maula Nigah Nigah Sahib. He departed this world far too soon and has left a great void in the cultural and literary life of Chitral. His unparalleled knowledge of traditional Chitral culture and the richness and nuances of the Khowar language have been a boundless and irreplaceable source of inspiration for all Chitralis and well-wishers of Chitral. In addition to this, he was a scholar of Persian, a rarity in this day and age, who produced a translation into Urdu and commentary on the diwan of Baba Sayyar. This was published in 2006 by the National Language Authority. His Khowar poetry ranged from romantic ghazals to topical nazms in which deep thoughts are cloaked in humorous words.

    I pray for peace for his soul and courage for his family and friends to bear this terrible loss. May his spirit continue to inspire younger and coming generations of students, scholars, and poets to continue the work he was so devoted to.

    Elena Bashir,
    Chicago, USA

  2. Although it is a great loss of Khowar language and culture, but “we belong to Allah and to Him we should return” (Al-Quran). Muala Nigha was a prominent and shining literary figure of Khowar language and culture. He was really a great asset of khowar language and culture. I express my heartfelt condolences with muhtarm Khuda Nigha, professor Zoohur-Ul- Haq Danish and other family members over the sad and irreparable loss. May Allah rest his soul in peace and give courage to bureaved family to bear it.

  3. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Ameen. With passing away of Maula Nigah Miki, a big chapter of Khowar culture, civilization, poetry also closed in Chitral. It is indeed an irreparable loss for the whole Chitral. His services in the areas will be remembered for a long time. Our deepest condolence may please be conveyed to the entire family in Chitral.

  4. We lost our huge asset in the shape of Maula Nigah Nigah Sahib.

    May Allah Almighty shower His mercy upon his departed soul and grant courage and patience to the entire family to bear this irreparable loss.

    Zahir Uddin


  5. ہم مولا نگاہ نگاہ صاحب کی صورت ميں اپنے ايك عظيم سرمايے
    سے محروم هوگۓ

    اللہ تعالی ان کو جنت الفردوس ميں اعلی مقام عطا فرماے اور پسماندگان کو صبر جميل عطا فرماے


    ظهيرا لدين كينيڈا

  6. Oh indeed we lost a big,a devoted, a balanced and a pluralistic prominent name in Khower language/ literature,Most respectful and honorable late Moula Nigh Nigh yesterday in Chitral .i read out already the condolence message from Mohtaram Meki Shamssiyar khan from Booni on this sad occasion of Late Nigh’s passing away.Miki’s message and point of view about late Nigh is absolutel” Azher Minel Shams”now I will wait Dr Faizi sahib’s write up about this extremely lovely personality and his services for Chitrali language and literature. I got an honour twice to see him and get benefits from his deepest knowledge about the sweet language Khower.i offer my heartfelt condolences to all family members , collegues and friends specially Mohtaram Pro.Zuhurul haq Danish.and also Anjumany Taraqi khower stuffers and office berers and all khower fans and lovers.we pray together to Almighty Allah may his soul rest in eternal peace Ameen.

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