Urdu critic, playwright, poet and retired Jamia Prof Shamim Hanfi no more


Urdu critic, playwright, poet and retired Jamia Prof Shamim Hanfi no more

We are saddened to inform you all about the demise of one of the most respected literary critics, playwrights and poets Professor Shamim Hanfi, tweeted Rekhta a few minutes ago, adding that we extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.

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He was 81 years old.

Several tweets and posts have surfaced online a few minutes ago about the demise of Professor Shamim Hanfi.

He was born on May 17, 1939 in Sultanpu to Mohd Yaseen Siddiqui, an advocate, and Begum Zaibunnisa. He was associated with Jamia Millia Islamia and before joining Jamia he taught Urdu at Aligarh Muslim University.

“It is a great loss. We lost a great critic and man of letter. He was very well versed in English and Hindi literature too. I have benefited from his wisdom,” said Padma Shri Professor Akhtarul Wasey.

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