Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi (91), the National Award winning music director, has been named for the 2018 Hridaynath Award for Lifetime Achievement. He is famous as ‘Khayyam’. The award, which is instituted by the Hridayesh Arts, carries a cash prize of Rs 100,000 and a memento. The veteran composer, lyricist and writer Khayyam started his ..
Umrao Jaan: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs
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 ..