Albanian academician Idriz Ajeti passes away at 102 in Pristina

Idriz Ajeti albanologist, linguist and intellectual, pedagogue and activist passed away at the age of 102 in Pristina. Ajeti was a member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo and its chairman in two terms, honorary member of the Academy of Sciences of Albania and also the first Speaker of the Parliament elected in illegality in the 90s with the majority of the Democratic League of Kosovo, with its leader Ibrahim Rugova. Idriz Ajeti was born in Upper Jablanica, on January 27, 1917. He ended his studies after the war in 1949 at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Belgrade. Until 1953 he was a professor of Albanian language at the Pristina Gymnasium. In 1953-1960 he worked as a lecturer at the Albanology Branch in Belgrade.Since 1960 he has been a teacher at the Albanian Language and Literature Branch at the Faculty of Philosophy in Prishtina. Prof. Ajeti has special merit in the standardization processes of Albanian. Academician Idriz Ajeti was a Speaker of the Kosovo Parliament in one of her most difficult times as well as a participant of the Rambouillet Conference.

/Klara Ruci/