Afghan poet, historian and writer, Khalilullah Khalili, was remembered at a gathering in Kabul on his 34th death anniversary.
Writers and poets who attended the event said Khalili still has an exceptional and special place among them.
Khalili was born in Kabul. He wrote in Persian.
“Organizing such events will impact the mindset of the youth who will know which values and personalities we had in the past,” said Shahid Farhosh, a poet.
“We would not have faced such a situation if we had a proper understanding of our literature, politics, and culture,” said Zubair Rezwan, a poet.
“Khalilullah Khalili was the most known and renewed poet of the 20th solar century,” said Makhdoom Rahin, former minister of information and culture.
In the late 1980s, he moved to Islamabad, Pakistan, where he spent his final years. He was buried in Peshawar next to the tomb of the Pashto poet Rahman Baba. His remains were moved to Afghanistan in 2016.
Khalili made a name for himself through his broad writings contained in more than 62 cultural, philosophic, literature and politics books, most of which were published abroad.