Srinagar: Former vice chancellor of the University of Kashmir Professor Hamidi Kashmiri passed away late last night.
Kashmiri was also a noted Urdu and Kashmiri poet and writer. He breathed his last at his residence in Srinagar.
Kashmiri is credited with 50 books, Iqtishafi Tanqeed Ki Sheryat, Ainame Ibraaq, Mahasir Tanqeed, Riyasati Jammu Aur Kashmir Urdu Adab, Jadeed Kashir Shayeri and Shiekh–ul-Aalam Aur Shayeri being some of the notable ones.
Hamidi Kashmiri is a recipient of the Ghalib Award and Sahitya Akademi Award (2005). The Government of India honored him in 2010, with the third highest civilian award of Padma Shri.