Hyderabad: Prominent Urdu poet Rauf Khalish passed away in the early hours of Friday. Born in 1941, he is survived by two sons and two daughters.
Khalish was one of the eminent poets of Hyderabad who went through a sea change during the decade of 1960, generating a wave of modern thought and expression. An Architect by profession, he spent (15) years in Saudi Arabia (1981-1996).
In nearly 40 years of his literary life, three collections of poems have been published. They are Nai RutauN ka Safar (1979), Sahra Sahra Ajnabi (1988), Shaakh-e-Zaitoon (1998).
Rauf’s funeral prayers were performed at Masjid e Gulzar, Malakpet. He was laid to rest at the graveyard close to Masjid-e-Mohiuddin Unnissa Begum.