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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Sahitya Academy award goes to Jabir Husain


Just now the news has come that Jabir Husain has been conferred with the Sahitya Academy's prestigious award for Urdu.

Professor Jabir Husain is a multi-faced personality. As chairman of Bihar Legislative Council, he did a great job towards promotion of Urdu.

The voluminous magazine 'Dastavez' he brought out every month has no parallel. He has written over a dozen books. He is not just a poet and author but also a social activist and politician.

I don't think there is any more dynamic personality in India as far as Urdu is concerned. Especially, because he is active in politics, and yet he is doing work on the ground. His passion for popularizing Urdu and pushing for its use in administrative work is exemplary.

جابر حسین کو ساہتیہ اکادمی اوارڈ
-ہماری طرف سے مبارکباد

7 comments:

Fahd Mirza said...

great.

Fahd Mirza said...

By the way brother, have you got any plan to linkup my humble blog to your fantastic blog?

Aur kuch nahin tu mehboob ka wada he ker len, taka kuch aas tu bundhay? :)

indscribe said...

Really sorry...thought so many times but then...I am quite a laid-back person. Also, I find changing templates and playing with the blogger's settings risky so delayed it. Doin it just now. :)

Mohib said...

Never heard about him, thanks for the introducion.

indscribe said...

Mohib Bhai, he is such a unique fellow I am telling you, he has fought for the cause of Urdu like none else. When I saw the monthly magazine of Bihar Vidhan Parishad or Qanoonsaz Council, I was stunned 500-600 page voluminous magazine with data, figures and articles to champion the cause of Urdu. So much he has been doing for Urdu schools, language and getting Urdu its due in Bihar. More such people are needed and especially in UP.

indscribe said...

Jabir Husain handed over the cheque of Rs 50,000 of his award to the father of Farah and Saba, the conjoined twins (siamese-joined with heads since birth) for assitance as the girls desperately need operation.

Fahd Mirza said...

Thanks brother.

Lakin bhai, meray nam k spelling 'Fahd' hen 'Fahad' nahin. :)