MANGALURU: Industrialist, poet, , translator and pioneer in Beary literary revolution, Abdul Raheem T K, after at his residence in the city on Friday. He was 65.
Raheem was a writer with concern towards society. He was involved in the promotion of Beary language and literature. He was instrumental in organising the first and historic Beary Literary Convention held at the Town Hall in the city in 1998. Thereafter, he became the first chairman of Kendra Beary Sahitya Parishat. He led the second Beary Literary meet held at Bantwal in 1999 and the third meet in .
Raheem translated ‘The Alchemist’ of Paulo Coelho into Kannada with the title ‘Rasavaadi’, with the permission of the author. A large number of articles, poems, stories and features were written by him, which were published in several publications.
He was born in Jokatte to Bava Abdul Khader and Salma Abdul Khader, and later brought up in Bajpe. He is survived by his wife and two sons.