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Noted Persian poet Afif Bakhtari passes away

Noted Persian poet Afif Bakhtari passes away

Apr 29, 2017 - 13:29

KABUL (Pajhwok): Famous Persian poet, writer and journalist Assadullah Afif Bakhtari has passed away in northern Balkh province.

Bakhtari has died in Abu Ali Sena-i-Balkhi Hospital in Mazar-i-Sharif after protracted illness on Friday night and his funeral would be offered at the Rawza-i-Mobark Mosque.

Born in Balkh province, he received his early education in his hometown and higher education from the Faculty of Agriculture in Kabul University.

He penned five major poetry volumes -- Sang-O-Sitara, Awazha-i-Khakestari, Man Ba Zabani Darya, Man Ba Kabul, Ba Yak Pyala Chai Chatoori, Azizi Man and Sad Ghazal.