(Khawaja Farooq Renzu Shah, 56, was born in Srinagar. He matriculated from the Government Higher Secondary School in Nawa Kadal, and attended Sri Pratap College, Srinagar. He completed his L.L.B. degree from the University of Kashmir, securing the first position and a gold medal. He subsequently entered the Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS), and has served as District Commissioner, Budgam, and as the Director of Information in the state service. He is presently the Vice Chairman of the Srinagar Development Authority (SDA). He spends his leisure time writing novels and working on spiritual communication, and writing and propogating friendship, peace, progress and unity among the people of all religions and identities.)
Rare Kashmiri Heritage Treasure Being Displayed at Sangarmal Festival
Srinagar: A rare treasure of Kashmiri heritage and art is being unveiled at the inaugural ceremony of the Sangarmal festival beginning here Sunday.“A special stall has been set up at the festival which will put on display the rare heritage items collected and preserved by Miss Atiqa Bano, a renowned heritage collector”, said Farooq Renzu Vice Chairman of the Srinagar Development Authority which is organizing the festival.
Giving details of items, the vice Chairman said many important heritage items of Kashmir shall be displayed. “The items include the oldest Takht and special royal utensils of sultanate period. 6 hundred year old earthen pots, 200 years old rare wooden jars, around 300 hundred years old rare furnishing items made of rare grass, rare manuscripts and a copy of 100 years old handwritten Quran Sharief with some inscription in gold”, said Renzu.“There are special rare lamps, wooden as well as earthen lamps of 14th and 15th century which will also be put for public display”, he added.In addition the special handicrafts shops shall also be displayed on the occasion on Sunday 10 June along with age old items which are a symbol of the rare art and craft of Kashmir. (KNS)