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Prof. Qazi Abdussattar, noted Urdu writer passes away

Professor Qazi Abdussattar (85), a noted Urdu writer and former head of Aligarh Muslim University(AMU)’s Urdu department, has recently passed away in New Delhi on October 29, 2018. Born in Machretta village of Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur district in 1933, Abdussattar joined the AMU as a researcher in 1954. He started his career as a short ..

Jnanpith Award 2008 presented to Urdu poet Shaheryar

Legendary Urdu poet and academician Prof Shaheryar was presented India’s highest literary honour — the Jnanpith Award — for the year 2008. Shahryar was born in 1936 in a Muslim Rajput family in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly district. His poetry strongly expresses an “ideological commitment”. His actual name is Akhlaq Mohammed Khan and ‘Shaheryar’ is his ..