Srinagar: J&K administration is all set to rename a college and a major road in Srinagar after two Kashmiri Pandits who according to a media report were “hounded out” of Kashmir Valley in early nineties.
According to a report Srinagar district administration has already forwarded names of Padma Shri awardee late Moti Lal Keemu and poet late Zinda Koul for the purpose.
Government Degree College Hyderpora is proposed to be renamed after Moti Lal Keemu, a resident of Zaindar Mohalla in downtown Srinagar, who left Kashmir in early nineties.
Similarly, iconic Lal Mandi Road will be named after Zinda Koul alias `Masterji’. He was the first Kashmiri poet to win the Sahitya Academy Award in 1956, for his book of poetry compilations `Sumbran’.
Besides, the administration has also recommended rechristening of Women College Srinagar and BHSS Jawahar Nagar before the name of noted academicians, late Prof Riyaz Punjabi and late Prof Hamidi Kashmiri, respectively.
Pertinently the LG administration had last month announced naming schools, colleges, roads and buildings after fallen personnel from army, police and CRPF.
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