Two JMI faculty members receive Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy Award
It is a matter of great pride for the Jamia Millia Islamia that Dr Abdul Naseeb Khan and Dr Khalid Javed of the university have been honoured with Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy Award (Rs one lakh and citation).
Vice Chancellor Prof Najma Akhtar extended her heartiest congratulations to both the awardees.
Dr Abdul Naseeb Khan who is currently working as the Secretary to the Vice Chancellor, JMI has been given ‘Award for Translation’. He has to his credit translations of Ghalib’s Urdu poetry, Premchand’s stories, Urdu novels, critical Urdu writings and several modern Urdu poets. He has also been a recipient of Delhi Urdu Academy award for translation in the year 2018.
He holds PhD on translation of modern Urdu poetry into English.
Dr Khalid Javed a Professor, Urdu Department, JMI received the award for Urdu Fiction. He has also been a recipient of Delhi Urdu Academy Award for Fiction in the year 2018. He has authored three very famous novels- ‘Maut Ki Kitab’, ‘Nematkhana’ and ‘Ek Khanjar Paani Me’. His story ‘Aakhri Dawat’ translated as ‘The Last Supper’ by Abdul Naseeb Khan is on the syllabus of Urdu in Princeton University, USA. His ‘Maut Ki Kitab’ has also been translated as the ‘Book of Death’ by Abdul Naseeb Khan.
Besides, Prof. Khalid Mahmood, a Retired Professor of the Deptt of Urdu, JMI has also bagged a prize for his book ‘ Nuqush-e-Mani’ .