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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 ..

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