ISLAMABAD, July 29: The acting director-general of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) Dr Adam Nayyar has passed away in Islamabad after a short period of illness. He was suffering from cancer of the lymph nodes.
He has served the people of Hunza and other parts of Gilgit-Baltistan as a cultural anthropologist, ethnomusicologist and Director of Lok Virsa for decades.
The French government bestowed upon Dr Nayyar ‘Knighthood of Arts and Letters’ award for his contribution to the cultural life of the world.
The death of a good friend of North is a great loss for the whole country in general and Gilgit-Baltistan in Particular. The team of PT, on behalf of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, extends heartiest condolence to the family and friends of Late Dr.