J&K,/Rajouri (The Stellar News)Anil Bhardwaj: Veteran Gujjar leader, former Member of Legislative Council, and eminent Gojri Writer Choudhary Gulzar Ahmed Khatana was passed away at his native Village Dhanor, 10 Km from Rajouri town. He was 90. According to family sources he was suffering from a heart ailment for since last few years and breathed his last today afternoon.
Late Gulzar was the author of 12 books in Gojri and Urdu .He was a Member of the Legislative Council Jammu and Kashmir during 1961-66. Born in 1931 , at Akhnor Jammu , his father Ch Dewan Ali was a Zaildar and founder member of Gujjar-Jat Conference -a primer organization of Gujjars founded in 1932.
Choudhary Gulzar Khatana was known as an extraordinary speaker and was admired for his scholarship. He was associated with a number of spiritual associations across the world as he knows Persian, Urdu, Arabic, Sanskrit besides regional languages Gojri, Dogri, Punjabi. He traveled to many countries of the world like UAE , Iraq , Iran , Turkey others to explore the shades of Spirituality.Many leaders of Gujjar community expressed deep condolence on his sad demise includes Masud Choudhary former Vice-Chancellor BGSB University, Dr. Javaid Rahi Noted Gujjar Researcher, and founder of Tribal Foundation, Dr Rafiq Anjum , Associate Professor at BGSB University, Noted Writer K D Chopra and others. His last rites will be performed at his native village Danhur Rajouri a 11:00 am.