Dr Rahi to receive first Muzaffar Hanfi International Urdu Award
A multi dimensional literary figure of India, author of 50 books and great poet Dr Mahboob Rahi will receive first Muzaffar Hanfi International Urdu award 2021 on April 1, 2021. The Award has been conferred upon him by an International Urdu organisation, Aalmi Tahreek e Urdu.
The Award Committee of Muzaffar Hanfi International Urdu Award of Aalmi Tahreek e Urdu has gone through collective work of Urdu literary figures and scrutinised name of Dr Mahboob Rahi of Akola, Maharastra for this award. The Award Committee has submitted its report to Dr Zakir Malik Bhallesi, President of Aalmi Tahreek Urdu on March 24, 2021 who have taken the same to Central Core Committee for final consent and the Central Core Committee has endorsed Award Committee.
Announcing the name, Dr. Dr Zakir Malik Bhallesi, President of Aalmi Tahreek Urdu has said that Dr. Mahbob Rahi is living legend of Urdu world who has contributed a lot for Urdu literature.
He said Dr. Mehboob Rahi is not only a great Ghazal poet but also expert in many other fields of literature like, Nazm, Hamd-o-munajat , Nat-e-Pak , Rubaiyat, Tanz-o-mizah and child literature.
“He is also an expert prose writer and his well studied, masterly, analytical criticism and indepth research is very much admired in high profile literary circle,” he added.
He has earlier received various prestigious awards like Best teacher’s award from President of India, Asbaque Adbi award, Vidarbha ratna puraskar and Sahitya Bhushan Puraskar. He is also having membership of Maharashtra Urdu Academy besides he was president in International Seminar on “Nazir Akbar Aabadi “in 2008 at Doha , Qatar.
About the award, Dr Zakir Malik said this award has been instituted in the name of Prof. Muzaffar Hanfi who was internationally acclaimed Urdu figure.
He said Professor Muzaffar Hanfi was prominent Urdu Poet, critic, writer who was born on 1st April 1936 in Khandwa Madhya Pradesh.
He said that Muzaffar Hanfi received more than 50 awards from the various state academies and institutions of national importance.
He added that he was also the vice-president of the Indian Universities Urdu Teacher Association and has authored and edited more than 100 books in Urdu.
Dr Malik said that Rs 35,000 award money along with Certificate and Memento will be handed over to Dr Mahboob Rahi on the occasion of birth anniversary of Prof Muzaffar Hanfi on April 1, 2021. Due to Covid, representatives of Aalmi Tahreek Urdu in Maharastra will hand over the award to Dr. Mahboob Rahi.
Meanwhile Chief Patron of Aalmi Tahreek e Urdu Farooq Muztar (J&K), Patron Khurshid Bismil (J&K), President Dr Zakir Malik Bhallesi (J&K), Senior Vice President, Dr Imtiaz Zargar (Doda), Vice President, Aftab Manhas (Poonch), General Secretary Mohammad Omer Farhat (Rajouri), Secretary Dr Mohammad Zakir Shaheen (Rajouri), Chief Advisor Parvez Hanfi (England), Chief Coordinator Pandit Madhav Noor(Dubai, UAE), Chief Spokesman Sardar Ali (Canada), Coordinator Tehmina Rao (Sydney-Australia), Advisor Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Wani (J&K), Publicity Secretary Jaan Mohammad (Jammu), Joint Secretary Chander Kant Gafil (Jammu), Balraj Bakshi (Udhampur) and Members of Central Advisory Committee viz Dr Shamas Kamal Anjum (UP), Roonak Jamal (Chhattisgarh), Preemi Romani, Sardar Malkeet Singh (Punjab), K.D. Maini (Poonch), Dr Hameedullah Khan (Maharashtra) and Akhtar Qazi (Kistwar) have congratulated Dr Mahboob Rahi for first Muzaffar Hanfi Aalmi Urdu Award.
(Issued by Dr Muzaffar Hanfi son Freoze who is based in Batla House)