Urdu poets and writers of Jammu-Kashmir and Kashmiri origin

Muslim Saleem reciting his ghazals at Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem at MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal on December 30, 2012.

Muslim Saleem reciting his ghazals at Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem at MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal on December 30, 2012.

(The poetry portion of this site is edited by Muslim Saleem, who is poet, writer and journalist of repute. Muslim Saleem’s ash’ar are widely popular due to being connected with grassroots. It was his idea that we created this directory of Urdu poets and writers of Madhya Pradesh-Chief Editor, Ataullah Faizan and Editor Abdul Ahad Farhan) (See Muslim Saleem’s poetry with English and Hindi translations at this web site and muslimsaleem.blogspot.com and wikipedia.org) (email: muslimsaleem@rediffmail.com phone 0755 2730580 Mob: 09009217456)

(Note the list of deceased litterateurs in the end of this directory)

Muslim Saleem’s famous couplets

Zindagi ki tarah bikhar jaayen……kyun ham aise jiyen ki mar jaayen

kar di meeras waarison ke sipurd….zindagi kis ke naam mar jaayen

rooh ke karb ka kuchh mudaawa no tha….

doctor neend ki goiyan likh gaya

wo dekhne mein ab bhi tanawar darakht hai

haalanke waqt khod chuka hai jaden tamam

dffdg

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Muslim Saleem’s Taza Kalam

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From Left) Zafar Naseemi, MP Urdu Academy Chairman Saleem Qureshi, Dr. Barqi Azmi, Prof Afaq Ahmad, Dr. Qasim Niazi, Muslim Saleem

From Left) Zafar Naseemi, MP Urdu Academy Chairman Saleem Qureshi, Dr. Barqi Azmi, Prof Afaq Ahmad, Dr. Qasim Niazi, Muslim Saleem at Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem at MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal on December 30, 2012.

Urdu poets and writers of Jammu-Kashmir and Kashmiri origin

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Abdul Hafeez Salib

Abdul Hafeez Salib

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 Abid Peshawari

Abid Peshawari (Real name Prof. Shyam Lal Kalra) was a writer, critic and linguist as well as poet. He remained associated with the Urdu Department of Jammu University for 31 years and benefited scores of Urdu students. Abid Peshawari was born on December 22, 1927 at Dera Ismail Khan (Now in Pakistan). In 1947, he migrated to Delhi along with his family. In 1962, Abid Peshawari passed MA Urdu with first division from Delhi University. Initially, he joined Punjab National Bank, but in 1967 joined Jammu University’s Urdu department. In 1975, he got PhD under the guidance of Prof. Gyandhand Jain on his thesis on Insha Allah Khan Insha. He retired in 1997. He wanted to compile collections of his ‘dohas’ and articles, but his wish could not be fulfilled in his lifetime and he died on January 26, 1999. Abid Peshawari’s book include 1. Insha ke Hareef-o-Haleef (1980), 2. Nuqte aur Shoshe (1980), 3. Insha Allah Khan Insha (1985), 4. Muta’alliqat-e-Insha (1980), 5. Zauq aur Mohammad Hussain Azad (1987) and 6. Gaahe Gaahe Baaz Khwan (1994). Three of his books have been awarded by the Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academi. He was bestowed with Imtiaz-e-Meer Award, Nawa-e-Meer Award and Ghalib Award.

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Amin Banihali

Mohammad Amin Banihali belongs to Sanjwaan village of Jammu district. He was born on May 17, 1953 at Banihal. Due to poverty and eye problem, he could not continue further education after passing Higher Secondary Electo exam in 1973. He joined Sheep Husbandry Department in 1997 and retired on March 31, 2011. Banihali consulted Manshoor Banihali and Noor-uz-Zaman Noor in poetry and in  short span of time mastered subtleties of poetry. At present, Amin Banihali is the president of Anjuman Farogh-e-Urdu, an active Urdu literary organisation of Jammu-Kashmir. Amin Banjara’s first collection of poetry “Andheron ka musafir” has been published in 2009 by noted Urdu short story writer and critic and convener of Maikash Kashmiri Literary Society, Amin Banjara, who has spend on the publication from his own pocket. The book was released at Bhopal in 2010 at a function by Kausar Siddiqui, Arif Aziz, Javed Yazdani and Muslim Saleem.

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Amin Banjara

Amin Banjara: (Real name: Naseer Ahmad Quraishi). He is a journalist, short story writer, critic and researcher. Amin Banjara was born on May 5, 1961 at Jammu. He did Adeeb Kamil from Jamia Urdu, Aligarh and joined as teacher at Jammu in 1985. During service, he completed BA, B.Ed and diploma in computer applications. He topped in MA for which he was given gold medal by the Jammu University and Muslim Education Trust, Rajouri. In 1989, he was transferred as Field Supervisor to Adult Education Programme of the state education department. In 2002, he was deputed to Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (Education for All), where he is Zonal Officer at present (as on April 26, 2011). Amin Banjara joined journalism and wrote features on various subjects in Uljhanen, Taskeen, Ujala, Sandesh and Hind Samachar. In 1984, he edited English newspaper “Our Kashmir”. He is still writing as a freelancer.

Amin Banjara is basically a short story writer and his works get published in esteemed journals. He started his literary journey in 1977-78. He earned name and fame as a drama and feature writer of radio and television. He has been bestowed with several awards for service to Urdu. His efforts for setting up of an Urdu Academy in Jammu & Kashmir are laudable. At a function of Jammu-Kashmir Urdu Forum on May 1, 1997, Amin Banjara egged on the then Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah following which Dr. Abdullah announced setting up Urdu Academy in the state. Amin Banjara’s first book “Gumnaam Shakhseeyat” was published in 1984 followed by short story collection “Alaao” in 1995. other books compiled by him include “Nazr-e-Azad” (1999), “Salaam-o-Payaam” (20030, “Rudaad-e-Iqbal” in 2005, “Baal-e-Anqa” and Baal-e-Huma (2007) and “Andheron Ka Musafir” (2009), which was released in Bhopal. At present, he is busy compiling four other volumes of “Rudaad-e-Iqbal”, which was an ambitious project of Dr. Jagannath Azad but which could not see the light of the day since floods in Tawi river washed away the manuscripts. However, due to untiring efforts of Amin Banjara, the first volume was published after the death of Dr. Azad, who doted on Amin Banjara as his friend even though he was senior to Banjara. Amin Banjara is thoroughly secular and these views reflect in his writings also.

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Anand Lehar

Anand Lehar (Real name: Shyam Sundar Anand, advocate) is a name to reckon with in the field of short story in Jammu-Kashmir. He was born on July 2, 1951 at Poonch, which boasts of such stalwarts as Krishan Chander, Thakur Poonchi, Chiragh Hasan Hasrat and Sarla Devi. Anand Lehar obtained degrees of BSc and LLb from Jummu University and started practicing in Jammu after settling down there. “Pathhar ki lakeer” was his first short story. His books include Nirwan and Tapaswi Kaun (both dramas), “Sarhadon ke us par”, “Inhiraaf”, “Batwara” (short stories) and “Agli Eid se pehale” and “Sarhadon ke beech” (Novels). The last mentioned book has been awarded by the Rajasthan Urdu Academi.

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Anand Narain Mulla

Anand Narain Mulla (1901 – 1997) Anand Narain Mulla was a poet and crusader of Urdu. He was a Kashmiri Saraswat Pandit born in October 1901 at Lucknow was a prominent Urdu poet of India. He was the 1964 Sahitya Akademi award in Urdu for his poetry, specifically the book Meri Hadis-e-Umr-e-Gurezan His first collection of poems ” Ju-e-sheerr ” published in 1949, was followed by ” Hans cog ” and ” Bamhina bol “. He was also a recipient of the prestigious literary award – ” Iqbal Samman “.

His father, Jagat Narain Mulla was a leading advocate of his time who had also acted as Govt. prosecutor. Anand Narain Mulla was himself a leading practitioner of law and was later on elevated to the Bench as a judge of the Allahabad High Court (23.08.1954 – 24.10.1961). After his retirement he practiced law as senior advocate of the Supreme Court of India. Anand Narain Mulla was a member of the Fourth Lok Sabha (1967 – 1970) elected as an Independent candidate from the Lucknow Constituency. Later on, he was also elected as a Rajya Sabha member (1972 – 1978) as a nominee of the ruling Congress Party.[6]

In 1995 Anjuman Taraqqi-yi published a book by Khaliq Anjum titled ” Pandit Anand Narain Mulla ki Adabi khidmat ” to commemorate his services to Urdu language. Anand Narain Mulla died on 12 June 1997 in New Delhi aged 96 years.

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Aseer Kishtwari

Wali Mohd Aseer Kishtwari was born on August 2, 1954 in Kishtwar. He is M.A. in Urdu and an officer of Jammu & Kashmir Accounts (Gazetted) Service (KAS) of 1977 batch. He is presently posted as Director General Accounts & Treasuries, Finance Department of Jammu & Kashmir State. His field of interest is poetry, prose, history and literary criticism/research. He created a large number of poems in Urdu, Kashmiri and wrote more than two thousand articles in Urdu, Kashmiri and English languages. He has twelve publications to his credit, some of which Are Tasveer-E-Zilla Doda (Urdu), Zila-Doda-Ki-Adabi Shinakht (Urdu), Focus on Jammu & Kashmir (English), Change-Reah (Kahsmiri), Pathwan-Sada (Kashmiri), Dag- Dag-Dil (Kashmiri), Anjuman Urdu Magazine (8 Issues-2000 Pages), Puse-Ufaq (Urdu), Khazeenz-ye-Noor (Urdu), Raaz-o-Niaz (Urdu), Tareekh-I-Ishayat-e- Islam (Urdu) and Farash-s-Gul (Kashmiri poetry). He is President of Jammu & Kashmir Urdu Forum Jammu, General Secretary Rasa-Javedani Memorial Literary Society Jammu, Press and Finance Secretary Koushur Markazi-Adabi-

Forum Jammu and founder member of Challant Cultural Forum Kishtwar and Faridia Bazam-e-Adab Doda. He has been honoured with Gandhi Peace Award in 2000 by Smt. Nirmala Desh Pandey of Rachanatmak Samaj, Rasa Javidani Literary Award, Vitasta Award of Nagrad Adabi Sangam Jammu, Urdu Award of J&K Urdu Forum Jammu, Urdu Award of M.A. Urdu (Professional) Jammu University, Best Book Award (English) 2006 by J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Rashtriya Gaurav Award 2010 by India International Friendship Society New Delhi, The Best Citizens of India Award 2010 by International Publishing House New Delhi and J&K State Award 2011 for excellence in the field of Literature on the eve of Republic Day.

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Balam Bhaderwahi

Balam Bhaderwahi’s real name was Malik Mohammad Shafi. He was born at Bhaderwah in March 1932. He could not complete education of high school as he was arrested on political ground in 1947. After the country’s Partition, he went to Pakistan after release from jail and adopted the profession of driver and motor mechanic. He returned to Bhaderwah in 1954. He got the job of technician in Government Degree College, Bhaderwah in 1960. Balam died on March 17, 1980. He was the first executive president of Iqbal Bazm-e-Adab, Bhaderwah. He used to participate in the literary sittings of the college with enthusiasm. His poetry is replete with the episodes of wine and beauty. Some of his works gained popularity after they were published in ‘Kahkashan’, a book by Rind Bhaderwahi and ‘fughan-e-neem shab’, a book published by Iqbal Bazm-e-Adab. After his death, his daughter Shabeena Malik compiled his works and gave them to Aseer Kishtwari, who published it under the title “Raaz-o-Niyaaz” in 2006.

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Bashir Bhaderwahi

Bashir Bhaderwahi (Full name: Bashir Ahmad Khateeb) was born on January 24, 1935. He did his BA in (1958) MA in Urdu (1962) from Kashmir University. Bashir Bhaderwahi has contributed literary articles /poems and articles in various magazines of repute in Urdu/Kashmiri. He did diploma in teaching, B.ED, Certificate in teaching English, Certificate course in Educational extension National Institute of Education New Delhi. Bashir Bhaderwahi is a member of working group Sahai Committee on Education

J&K State, delegate of all India Educational Conference Bangalore and on Adult Education Gujarat and Member Educational Liaison committee J and K state for two successive terms. He was appointed teacher in Primary, Middle, L. High and High Schools (1953 –1961), became Head Master/Tehsil Education Officer, District Education Officer and retired as District Education officer, Doda in 1994. He has been associated with Literary Organisations of J&K State and served as President Bazme Adab Bhadarwah, President Bazme Adab Kishtwar and President Kousher Markazi Forum Jammu. His publications include: (a) Kashmiri: Folk Songs of Doda District (1971) (b) Goshan Hind Posh (1998): Collection of selected poems written from 1953-1998 (c) Tohafa-e-Aazmeen-e-Hijaj (2005): Kashmiri Naatya Kalam.darwah Ki Tehrik o Sakaafat, Himalyayee Reastoon Key Tanazur Main (2010): History and culture of erstwhile Himalyan State. Address: 5- Green colony Bhaderwah District Doda, J&K State. PIN Code 182222. Mobile 09419155194 email: bakhateeb@yahoo.com

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Braj Premi

Braj Premi was primarily a short story writer but ironically research and criticism did not give him much time to devote to this form of prose. He was born on September 24, 1935 at mohalla Darbi Yar Habba Kadal in Srinagar. His father Pandit Shyam Lal Kaul was a poet, teacher and writer. He names his  son as Braj Krishan who was later known as Braj Premi. After doing his MA Urdu and B Ed, he took doctorate of philosophy on the subject “Saadat Hasan Mantoo: Hayat aur adabdi karname”. He was appointed as lecturer of Urdu in Kashmir University in 1977. He along with his family migrated to Jammu in 1990 due to unavoidable circumstances. He died of heart attack on April 20, 1990. His books include 1. Harf-e-Justujoo, 2. Jalwa-e-Sad Rang, 3. Saadat Hasan Mantoo : Hayat aur karname, 4. Zauq-e-Nazar, 5. Chand Tehreeren 6. Kashmir ke mazameen 7. Mabaahis and 8. Sapnon ki shaam (short stories).

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(Dr.) Chamanlal Bhagat

Most of people know Dr. Chamanlal Bhagat a highly honest and dedicated politician since he has proved the fact during his tenure as a National Conference MLA from Ramban assembly constituency. But his another identity lies in his contribution to Urdu literary and critical works. Bhagat obtained degrees of ML, M Phil and PhD from Jammu University’s department of Urdu. His books include 1. Hali, Shibli aur Azad tehqeeq ke aaine mein (2008), 2. Braj Premi ki adabi khidmaat (2009) and 3. Ghalib Shanasi (2010). In his books, Dr. Chamanlal Bhagat has stuck to the subject matter and done justice to it. Despite his busy political schedule, Dr Bhagat attends almost every Urdu conference and meeting in the area.

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Deepak Budki

Deepak Budki (Full name: Deepak Kumar Budki) is a renowned Urdu writer. He was born on February 15, 1950 atSrinagar. After MSc Botany he did B.Ed fromKashmirUniversity,Srinagar. Here is his resume in Urdu.


Deepak Budki Books

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Dr. Arifa Bushra

Dr. Arifa Bushra. She is an Associate Professor, Deptt. of Urdu, KashmirUniversity. She joined the department in 1998. She teaches Urdu Ghazal and Nazm, Development of Urdu in J & KState, Classical Genres of Urdu Poetry and Ghalib. She has two books as well as a number of articles to her credit. Her topic of the research for Ph.D as “ Urdu Mein Mir Shinasi”. Books written by her include – Mir Taqi Mir Ek Mutala, Josh Mali Abadi Ek Mutla and  Jammu Wa Kashmir Mein Sharo Adab. Mobile No: 09469018998.

(Added by Muslim Saleem on  October 23, 2013)

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Ghulam Qadir Berwari

 Khwaja Ghulam Qadir Batt, pen name Qadir Berwari, is one of the senior most Kashmiri poets of Kishtwar district. His actual date of birth is not known, as his father had died when he was in his prime youth. He is totally an illiterate person but a par excellent poet, singer, carpenter and hunter of his time. He is contemporary of towering literary figures of J&K like Rasa-Javidani, Kamgar Kishtwari, Ishrat Kashmiri, Janbaz Kishtwari, Nishat Kishtwari, Ulfat Kishtwari and Showkat Faridi. Qadir Berwari was also selected for radio programs which he could not perform owing to his domestic problems. He received cash award from the late Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad, the then Prime Minister of Jammu & Kashmir state for singing his own Kashmiri Gazal at Jashn-e-Kashmir function in Jammu in the year 1956. He has brought out two collections of his Kashmiri poetry titled Chang-e-Reah( Flame of the Lamp) and Pathwan Sada( Voice of the remote area). Both these books were published by his son Wali Mohd. Aseer Kishtwari, who is himself a popular writer, historian, researcher, critic and literary analyst. Qadir Berwari is closely associated with Anjuman Taraqqi-e- Adab Kishtwar and Koushur Markazi Adabi Forum Jammu.

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Habibulah Hamdi Kashmari

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Hari Krishen Razdam Raaz

Hari Krishen Razdan Raaz picHari Krishen Razdan Raaz.  He was born on 18.11.1930 in Gujranwala which is now in Pakistan. Raaz who now lives in Mumbai – India;  studied in Farrukhabad, Patiala, Sargodha and Lyallpur (now Faislabad). His father’s name is Pandit Mohan Lal Razdan and mother’s name is Mohini Razdan. The family consists of son, Jeevan, daughter-in-law Sushma; grand-daughter Vaishali; daughter Geeta, son-in-law Nitin Matani, grandson Nikhil and grand-daughter Neha. His nephew, Karan Razdan is well known film director. Raz being a Kashmiri Pandit speaks Urdu as his mother tongue; though he studied Hindi and Sanskrit in school and college. He was always influenced by the finesse of Urdu language and culture. He was always fond of music, singing and poetry even during his college days. His first poem was published in a Delhi magazine, SAINIK SAMACHAR in 1950. After 45 years in 1995, Razdan Sahab, once again, renewed his literary efforts and started writing mostly Ghazals in 1995 and this hobby continues even today. Meantime, in 2005 the first collection of his poetry was published as a book named, ‘HAR LAMHA AUR’ in Hindi script and the second collection, ‘DIL SE UTHA DHUAN’ was published in 2010 both in Hindi and Urdu scripts. Thereafter, ‘HAR LAMHA AUR’ got published also in Urdu script. Razdan Sahab cannot be referred without a reference to his continued interest in great poets who often grace the Nishists, he holds at his residence. Prominent among the regular visitors / participants are Janab Naqsh Lyallpuri, Janab Mumtaz Rashid, Janab Ibraheem Ashk and until they lived also, Ganesh Bihari Shrivastava ‘Tarz Lakhnawi’ and Janab Mukhtar Ahsan Ansari. Razdan Sahab is for ever talking about his greatest friend and motivator for the printing of his two books, Shri Jagdish Bathija. Email : hkrazdan@yahoo.in. Mobile : +91 98210 20801

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Hisam Uddin Betab

Hisam Uddin Betab was born in 1932 at village Samhot Sarankot. He joined as a teacher in 1949 and was adjudged as best teacher in 1968 by the state government. His collection of poetry “Dasht-e-Junoon” was published in 2007 and Naqsh-e-Raah (prose). He entered the arena of Urdu journalism in 2004 with the publication of fortnightly “Daaman-e-Shab”. His collection of biographical sketches “Fusoon-e-Shab” and essays “Aieena Khana” are under preparation.

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Jaswant Minhas

Jaswant Minhas’ has emerged rapidly among Urdu short story writers of Jammu-Kashmir. Jaswant was born at a small village, Mithula, in Bhaderwah in April 1950.
After passing higher sencondary electo, he joined Forest Department in 1974. After passing Kashmir Forest Services exam, Jaswant Minhas rose to the gazetted rank of Divisional Manager before retiring in April 2008. Collections of his short stories include “Tawajjoh” (2002), Muskuratay Nasoor (2006) and Yaaden (2009) while the fourth one “Andhere Ujale” is under publication. Plots of his short stories focus on social evils and malpractices. Amin Banjara, Prof. Zahoor Uddin, Yusuf Nazim, Dr. H.S. Tasawwur, Shahbaz Rajouri, Aseer Kishtwari and Mohammad Ayub Waqif while describing Jaswant Minhas’ short stories as harbinger of style and plot have hoped that he will carve out a special niche in the arena of Urdu literature.

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(Dr) Khalifa Abdul Hakeem

Khalifa Abdul HakimDr Khalifa Abdul Hakim (June 13, 1896 – January 31, 1959)  was a great writer, philosopher and poet. He was born on June 13, 1896 at Lahore and died at the same place on January 31, 1959. He wrote over 350 books in Urdu, Persian and English apart from penning poetry. Dr. Khalifa Abdul Hakim did his Matriculation in 1910; FA in 1913 from Aligarh Mohammadan Anglo Oriental College (Which was declared as Aligarh Muslim University in the year 1920); BA in 1915 from Delhi St Stephens College; MA in 1917 also from Delhi St Stephen’s College; LLB in 1918 Lahore from Law College. He was appointed Assistant Prof of Philosophy 1919 Osmania University Hyderabad Deccan. In 1925, he did his PhD from Heidelberg University, Germany (paid for by his salary and a loan from the University); The same year (1925) he became, Head of Department Philosophy of Osmainia University Deccan. He became Principal of Amar Singh College 1943-47 Srinagar, Kashmir and Director Education, Kashmir on Deputation. Once again, he was appointed as Dean Faculty of Arts Osmaina University Hyderabad Deccan in 1948-49; He was awarded LLD (Honoris Causa) by the Punjab University Lahore 1957. He penned hundreds of books in Urdu, English and Persian and translated many an epic from Persian. He also translated Gita in Urdu in poetic form, which has been published by Haryana Urdu Academy and Bharti Vidhya Bhavan, Mumbai. His book Fikr-e-Iqbal is taught in higher Urdu classes. Dr Khalifa Abdul Hakim was also the Founder Director, Institute of Islamic Culture, Lahore (1949-1959). (See also tag Dr Khalifa Abdul Hakim on http://www.khojkhabarnews.com)

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Liaqat Jafri

Liaqat Jafri’s real name is Liaqat Ali Khan. He was born in Poonch on February 18, 1971. His father Ghulam Akbar Jafri paid special attention to his education. He obtained MA and PhD degrees from Jammu University and joined as lecturer in the School Education Department. Later, he joined Higher Education Department as professor. At present, he is the convener of Committee for Protection and Promotion for Urdu Language of the state government. Liaqat Jafri is a poet and writer of good stead. He is also a good human being and friend. His books include 1. Bayaz (collection of poetry) and literary books are 1. Jadeediye: Faiz se Zafar Iqbal tak 2. Jadeed Urdu Shairi Bahawala-e-Nazm and 3. Jadeediyat, maa baad-e-Jadeediyat bahawala-e-sher. “Farsi Dabistan” is a book translated by him.

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Maikash Kashmiri

Maikash Kashmiri’s real name was Pandit Kailash Nath Kaul. He held the status of a ‘ustad shair’ in Urdu. He was the only son of the then Sericulture Director Pandit Jeewan Nath Kaul. Maikash was born on July 17, 1926 in Haft Chinar area of Srinagar. After completing his BA from Prince of Wales College, Jammu, he did Munshi Fazil (Persian) and MA English from Punjab University, Lahore. After Partition, when a station of All India Radio was set up at Jammu, Maikash also joined it along with Rajinder Singh Bedi. He retired after putting in 34 years of services to AIR and then became a lecturer of English at Deewan Badrinath Vidya Mandir, Jammu for 12 years. As a poet, he became a disciple of Abul Fasahat Josh Malsiani and attained the status of “ustad” within a short period. Maikash considered Allama Iqbal as his spiritual guide and teacher in absentia. His first collection of poetry “Baal-e-Huma” was published in 1998, second ‘Baal-e-Anqa” in 1999, third “Shahpar-e-Taus” in 2005 and fourth collection “Saaz-e-Rag-e-Jaan” in 2006. he died at Mumbai on January 19, 2006. After his death, Maikash Kashmiri’s collections “Baal-e-Huma” and Baal-e-Anqa were re-compiled and re-published by his friend and convener of Maikash Kashmiri Literary Society, Amin Banjara in 2007. Prof. Jagannath Azad, Prof. Shameem Hanfi, Dr. Amanat Shaikh, Hakeem Razi Adeebi and Rishi Patialwi give the status of ‘Ustad Shair’ to Maikash Kashmiri.

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Mohan Lal Gupta

Freedom fighter Mohan Lal Gupta’s name is revered by one and all in Jammu-Kashmir for his editorial dexterity, knowledge, simplicity, humility, social service etc. Mohan Lal Gupta was born on October 17, 1097 was born in Chhanni Himmat in Jammu district. After passing matric in 1928, he went to Lahore and stayed at Lahore Congress Committee’s office Zafar Manzil. Later, Mohan Lal Gupta did Adeeb Alim from Punjab University  and Hindi Honours from Prayag University, Allahabad. During his student days, Gupta became active in freedom struggle and developed ties with Maulana Zafar Ali Khan, Maulana Akhtar Ali Khan, Shair-e-Mashriq Allama Iqbal, Prof. Mohammad Baqar, Saifuddin Kichloo, Dr. Satyapal, Ram Lubhaya Tair, Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Vijay Laxmi Pandit, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Sarojini Naidu etc. and was imprisoned along with some of them in Borstel Jail in Lahore. After release from jail, Gupta returned to his hometown where his family members made him to marry. He was appointed a teacher in 1931. In 1941, Mohan Lal Gupta went to Wardha Ashram for three months and imbibed training for making hand-made paper. At Wardha, Mahatma Gandhi gave him a folding spinning wheel. He started weaving clothes and wearing them also. He retired from government service in 1965 and started imparting free education to students at Chhanni Himmat village. Gupta had devoted himself entirely to education. He penned a number of books on Urdu teaching and learning. Even during twilight of his life, he was worried about the future of Urdu. His disciple Amin Banjara published Mohan Lal Gupta’s biography “Gumnaam Shakhseeyat” during his lifetime and published as his first book in 1984.

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Muslim Saleem

Muslim Saleem, the author of this directory – Urdu poets and writers of Jammau-Kashmir and Kashmir origin – belongs to Dar race. His forefathers had migrated from Srinagar about 250 years back. Muslim Saleem’s great grandfather Ramzan Dar lived in Sialkot where his three sons and four daughters were born. Dr. Khalifa Abdul Hakim was Muslim Saleem’s granduncle while Muslim Saleem’s father Dr. Saleem Wahid Saleem  was a great poet. (see blog: http://www.saleemwahid.blogspot.com for poetry of Dr. Saleem WahidSaleem)

Muslim Saleem (born 1950) is a great Urdu poet, writer and journalist and creator of massive directories of Urdu poets and writers on different blogs. These directories include 1. Urdu poets and writers of India part-1  2. . Urdu poets and writers of India part-II  3.  Urdu poets and writers of World part-I  4.  Urdu poets and writers of World part-II, 5. Urdu poets and writers of Madhya Pradesh, 6. Urdu poets and writers of Allahabad, 7. Urdu poets and writers of Shajahanpur, 8. Urdu poets and writers of Jammu-Kashmir and Kashmiri Origin, 9. Urdu poets and writers of Hyderabad, 10. Urdu poets and writers of Augrangabad, 11. Urdu poets and writers of Maharashtra 12. Urdu poets and writers of Tamil Nadu, 13, Urdu poets and writers of Karnataka 14. Urdu poets and writers of Gujarat, 15. Urdu poets and writers of Uttar Pradesh, 16. Urdu poets and writers of Canada, 17. Urdu poets and writers of Burhanpur, 18. Urdu poets and writers of West Bengal 19. Female Urdu poets and writers, 20. Hindu Naatgo Shuara etc. These directories can be seen on :-

1. www.khojkhabar.com

2, www.muslimsaleem.wordpress.com

3. www.urdunewsblog.wordpress.com,

4. www.khojkhabarnews.wordpress.com.

5. www.poetswritersofurdu.blogspot.in

6 www.muslimsaleem.blogspot.in

7. www.saleemwahid.blogspot.in

(Life) Muslim Saleem was born in 1950 at Shahabad, Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh in India, brought up in Aligarh, and educated at Aligarh Muslim University. He is the son of the well-known Urdu poet Saleem Wahid Saleem. He has lived in Bhopal, India since 1979.

(Education): Muslim Saleem studied right from class 1 to BA honours in AMU schools and University. He completed his primary education from AMU Primary School, Qazi Para Aligarh (Now converted into a girls school of AMU). He passed high school exam from AMU City School, Aligarh and B.A. Hons (Political Science) from Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh. Later, Muslim Saleem did M.A. in Arabic from Allahabad University during his stay in Allahabad.

(Career) Muslim Saleem began his career as a journalist in the Urdu-language newspaper Aftab-e-Jadeed, Bhopal. He is multilingual journalist having worked on top posts with Dainik Bhaskar (Hindi), Central Chronicle (English), National Mail (English), News Express (English) and most recently as the chief copy editor of the Hindustan Times in Bhopal. At present, Muslim Saleem is English news advisor to Directorate of Public Relations, Government of Madhya Pradesh. (as on December 1, 2012).

(Works and awards) Muslim Saleem has been appointed as Patron of Indo-Kuwait Friendship Society. He is the author of Aamad Aamad, a compilation of his poetry published by Madhya Pradesh Urdu Academi. Several of his couplets are well known in the Urdu language. He won the Yaad-e-Basit Tarhi Mushaira, a poetry competition, in 1982. In 1971, Muslim Saleem was awarded by Ismat Chughtai for his Afsana “Nangi Sadak Par” at AMU Aligarh. His ghazals and short stories have been published in Urdu-language publications Shair, Ahang, Asri, Adab, Agai, Naya Daur, Sada-e-Urdu, Nadeem and other periodicals and magazines. His work in service of the Urdu language was recognized in a special 2011 edition of the periodical Abadi Kiran, devoted to his work. Evenings in his honour have been organised in a number of cities. Muslim Saleem is currently compiling a massive database of poets and writers of the Urdu language, both historic and currently active.

(Translation of Muslim Saleem’s work in English): Great scholar Dr. Shehzad Rizvi based in Washington has translated Muslim Saleem’s ghazal in English even though they have never met. Dr. Rizvi saw Muslim Saleem’s ghazals on websites and was so moved that he decided to translate them.

(Praise by poets and writers) Great poet and scholar of Urdu and Persian Dr. Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi has also written a number of poetic tributes to Muslim Saleem. Dr. Azmi and Muslim Saleem are yet to meet face to face. Beside this, great short-story writer and critic Mehdi Jafar (Allahabad, Bashir Badr (Bhopal), Jafar Askari (Lucknow), Prof. Noorul Husnain (Aurangabad), Kazim Jaffrey (Lahore) and a host of others have written in-depth articles defining Muslim Saleem’s poetry.

(Muslim Saleem on other websites) Muslim Saleem’s life and works have been mentioned on Wikipedia, www.urduadab4u.blogspot.in, www.urduyouthforum.org and several other website. In fact, www.urduyouthforum.org has given credit to Muslim Saleem for lifting a number of pictures and entries from Muslim Saleem’s websites and blogs.

(Address) : Muslim Saleem, 280 Khanugaon, VIP Road, Bhopal-462001

Mobiles: 0 9009217456   0 9893611323

Email: muslimsaleem@rediffmail.com  saleemmuslim@yahoo.com

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(Dr) Mushtaq Ahmad Vani

(Dr) Mushtaq Ahmad Vani iz  counted among noted writers of Jammu & Kashmir. He was born on March 3, 1960 at Sarwal locality in Bahuta (Marammat) village of Doda district. He did his MA in Urdu from Jammu University and got his PhD from the same university on his research thesis “Taqseen ke baad Urdu novel mein tehzeebi buhran”. His first collection of story “Hazaron gham” was published in 2001, collection of critical articles “Aieena dar Aieena” in 2004 and second collection “Meetha Zahar” in 2008. At present he is a teacher in the department of education. He also pens poetry, but no collection has been published so far.

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(Dr) Naeem-un-Nisa Mirza

(Dr) Naeem-un-Nisa Mirza, a new-age writer. She was born on January 5, 1968 at village Behrot in Rajouri district. After education in the home district, she did MA Arabic and Phd from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. At present, she is assistant professor and head of Arabic Department in Government Post-graduate College, Rajouri. Dr. Naeem-un-Nisa Mirza had been inclined towards Urdu poetry and short story. But wrote books on criticism and research like “Arabi Grammar”. Her book “Maulana Abdul Hakeem Silakoti: Hayat aur karnaame (bahawala arabi adab) was well received. Amin Banjara wrote in the preface of the book that in the book Dr. Naeem-un-Nisa Mirza has on one hand dealt with Islamic studies, sufi cult and Temuri race and on the other has painted a picture of that era’s culture and art. At present, collection of her Urdu articles is under preparation.

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Noor Shah

Noor Shah is one of the important short story writers of Kashmir. He was born in 1938 in Srinagar’s locality Dal Gate. He joined government service and served for many years with the Department of Rural Development. He also edited magazine “Dehat Suhar”. He has now retired from government service but his journey of short stories still continues. Noor Shah started writing since adulthood in 1958. First he wrote by the pen name Shahida Shireen and later switched to his real name and earned fame as a short story writer in a short span of time. At present, Noor Shah is the president of a non-government organisation Urdu Academy Kashmir. His famous short stories include Be-ghaat ki Nao, 2. Neeli jheel, kale saaye, 3. Veerane ke phool, 4. Man ka aangan udas-udas, 5. Paayal ki zanjeer 6. Ao so jaayen 7. Intikhab-e-Urdu Adab 8. Geele Patharon ki mahak 9. Adhi raat ka sooraj 10. Lamhe aur zanjeeren 11. Be-samar sach 12. Barf aur sannate 13. Udan 14. Bund kamre ki khidki.

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Noor-uz-Zaman Noor

Noor-uz-Zaman Siddiqui Noor’s name is counted among stalwart Urdu poets of Jammu-Kashmir even though he did not have a direct connection with Kashmir. Since he spent his entire life in government service in the state, literary people consider him as a Kashmiri. He was born on January 1, 1936 at village Ibrahimpur of Kannauj tehsil in  Farrukhabad district of Uttar Pradesh. He passed BA in 1957 and MA Urdu in 1959 from AMU Aligarh. He moved to Jammu in 1962 and joined as teacher. Later, he rose to the post of senior lecturer. Noor retired on July 31, 1993 and died on July 13, 2001. Noor started penning poetry since 1952. Noor-uz-Zaman Noor believed in quality and not quantity. He along with his friends found “Anjuman Farogh-e-Urdu, Jammu-Kashmir” in 1964. He was made president of “Bazm-e-Faogh-e-Urdu Jammu” when the association was formed in the year 1997. He remained its president till his last breath. Noor had full command on poetic metres (Urooz) and a host of young poets learnt the intricacies of poetry from him. After the death of Noor-uz-Zaman Noor, his disciple Wali Mohammad Aseer Kishtwari collected his pieces of poetry and published them by the title “Khazeena-e-Noor

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OP Shakir

Om Prakash Shakir is a noted short story writer of Jammu-Kashmir apart from being a drama writer and director. He belongs of Akhnoor tehsil. After serving the Department of Education as teacher for long, he joined P.D.P. Shakir’s literary journey began in 1968 through the drama “Badla”, which was written and directed by him. He still pens dramas and takes part regularly in the annual drama festival of the state Cultural Academy. His first collection of short stories “Mausam-e-sarma ki pehli bearish” was published in 2005 and second one “Jeeta hoon main” in 2007. Shakir also pens poetry and is a disciple of Arsh Sehbai. His first collection of poetry “Hadees-e-dil” is yet to see light of the day.

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Pritpal Singh Betab

Pritpal Singh Betab is a noted name in Urdu ghazal and nazm. He hails from border village Khari Dharmsaal in Poonch district. But he was born Punjab’s city Ambala on July 26, 1949. He did his BSc in 1972 from Gandhi Memorial Science College, Jammu and LLb (professional) in 1975 from Jammu University apart from passing the test of Kashmir Administrative Services. He joined government service after practising law for some time and joined Indian Administrative Service in 1993. He has retired now.

Pritpal Singh Betab’s literary journey began since adulthood. At the outset, he consulted Lala Manohar Lal Dil and Pandit Maikash Kashmir and on their advice became a disciple first of Josh Malsiyani and then Sahir Sialkoti. His poetry books include: 1. Pesh Khema (1981) 2. Sarab Dar Sarab (1984), 3. Khudrang (1995), 4. Cactus Aur Gulab (Hindi-1999), 5. The Third Strand (English-1999), 6. Mauj-e-Reg (2003), 7. Nazm Ikkisween Sadi (2008) and 8. Shahr-e-ghazal (Hindi-2008).  His book “Pesh Khema” was adjudged as the best book by Jammu and Kashmir Cultural Academy. He was bestowed with “Bhasha Bharti Samman” by Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore (Karnataka) and other awards while magazines like Shair, Mumbai, Sabaq-e-Urdu, Allahabad and Sarsabz, Dharmshala have brought out special issue on him. A Jammu University research scholar, Naheed Jaan, was awarded M Phill degree for writing research thesis on Pritpal Singh Betab.

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Dr Rafique Anjum

Dr Rafique Anjum (also Dr Anjum Awan) is a paediatrician by profession. He is a promising Urdu and Gojri poet, scholar and researcher of Jammu & Kashmir. He received State level award for Excellence in Literature in 2007 and is a member of General Council of Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages. He has served as Registrar and Consultant Paediatrician in GMC Strinagar and is presently serving JK Health services as Graded Child Specialist at Rajouri. Publications:    1. Khwab Jazeeray(Urdu Poetry)1993.    2. Dil Darya(Gojri Poetry)1995.Best book Award twice 1996.   3. Kora Kagaz(Gojri short stories)1996.   4. Soghaat (Gojri Poetry Revised & Enlarged edition)2004.   5. Kaash! (Urdu Poetry Revised & Enlarged edition)2005.

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Rasa Javidani

The valley of Bhaderwah gave rise to many a poet and writer, tallest among them was Rasa Javidani, whose real name was Abdul Quddoos. His forefathers had migrated to Bhaderwah from Islamabad (Anantnag), Srinagar in connection with business and then settled down there permanently. Rasa Javidani was born on July 13, 1901. He did honours in Persian from Punjab University, Lahore and became a teacher of Persian. Rasa Javidani passed away on May 27, 1979. Rasa Javidani is a name to reckon with in Kashmiri and Urdu poetry. He made some good experiments in Urdu poetry forms. His collections of poetry include “Nairang-e-Khayal” and “Tohfa-e-Kashmir” in Kashmiri and “Lala-e-Sehra” and “Nazm-e-Suraiyya” in Urdu.

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Sabir Mirza

Sabir Mirza is a good poet. He was born on May 7, 1947 at village Behroot in district Rajouri. He obtained degrees of MA Urdu and PhD from Jammu University. He was an employee of Jammu-Kashmir Cultural Academy from where he retired as deputy secretary some years ago. His published works include “Sooba-e-Jammu-Kashmir ke ilaaqai adab par Urdu ke asaraat” (PhD thesis), Bagh-e-Bararaan (collection of pahadi poetry) and Khushoo-Numa (collection of Urdu poetry. He has participated in some local, state-level as well national-level mushairas.

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Dr Saleem Wahid Saleem

Dr Saleem Wahid Saleem was a poet par excellence. He was born in a Kashmiri family. He died in 1981 in Lahore. Dr. Saleem Wahid Saleem did BUMS from Aligarh Muslim University Tibbiya College and went to London for higher studies, where he also served as announcer of BBC Persian Service in the fifties. Dr. Saleem Wahid Saleem was closely associated with Faiz Ahmad Faiz and other progressive writers of his time. His poetry is of very high level. Dr. Saleem Wahid Saleem did many a translation with élan. His translation of Umar Khayyam’s ruba’is received rave reviews from the writers of his time like Tufail Ahmad (Nuqoosh), Nasir Zaidi (Adab-e-Lateef) and others. Since the last century of his life passed in seclusion from society, people forgot his contribution to Urdu. In the year, 2010, his translation of Khayyam’s ruba’is titled “Khayyam-e-Nau” has been published in Lahore. His kulliyat are also going to be published soon. For more information, kindly see www.saleemwahid.blogspot.com. Dr. Saleem Wahid Saleem was the nephew of Dr. Khalifa Abdul Hakim Dar and Dr Atauallah Butt (founder principal of AMU Tibbiya College, Aligarh).

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Saran Singh

Sardar Saran Singh was born on October 27, 1936 in village Kanhama, tehsil Gulmark in Baramulla district of Kashmir. After getting degrees of FSc and BSc, he was sent to Dehradun for higher education by the Forest Department. In October 1966, he was selected for Indian Forest Service and retired as Chief Conservator of Forests on October 31, 1994. He became a member of Jammu-Kashmir Public Service Commission for three years since 1999. Sardar Saran Singh started his literary journey since 1952 with short story writing. He is a reputed name in Pujabi short stories. He is a good translator as well and has translated his short stories in Urdu and Kashmiri. “Nangi dhoop” is the Urdu translation of his short stories, which was published in 2006. He has also written a novel in Kashmiri that was published in 2007. He has published five collections in Punjabi. At present, he is busy giving Urdu version to his 25 selected short-stories.

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Shaikh Amin

Shaikh Amin (Full name Shaikh Mohammad Amin). He was a liberal-minded secularist and a noted social worker. He was also a leading light for a number of business and trade organisations of J&K and outside the state. He was thoroughly committed to the cause of Urdu and remained associated with Urdu academic and literary associations till his last breath. His first book “Tameer-e-Kirdar” was published in 2004. He also wanted to published selected works of Urdu poets, but his wish remained unfulfilled.

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Shaz Sharqi

Shabbir Ahmad Qazi “Shaz Sharqi” was born on June 8, 1949 in Bhaderwah. After taking degree from Bhaderwah Degree College he obtained degree of MA Geography from AMU, Aligarh in 1974 apart from certificates in painting and photography. Due to his fascination of Urdu, he also did MA in Urdu. On September 16, 1978, he associated himself with the Higher Education Department and retired from service recently. (as on April 30, 2011). Prof. Shaz is at present principal of Kalra College of Education, Udhampur. His books in Urdu include “Sada-e-dil” (2005) and “Mahakte gul (collection of naats) (2008). He compiled and published the collection poetry of his father Asad Bhaderwahi title “Nazm-e-Bareen” in 2000 and “Arsh Sehbai : Sakhseeyat aur fan” in 2008. Shaz Sharqi, a disciple of Arsh Sehbai, writes poetry in chaste and simple language on noble issues and subjects.

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Sayed Zulfiqar Ali Naqvi

Zulfiqar NaqviHe was born at Gursai village of Mendhar Tehsil in  district Poonch in the year 1965 in jammu and kashmir state. Did his graduation from jammu university and then PG in English from AMU Aligarh in 1994. Did B. Ed from Jammu and BIAMS from Kolkata in 1997. Worked as lecturer in degree college Poonch on adhoc basis and as announcer at All India Radio Poonch for five years. Also worked as teacher and then Qualified PSC for plus two as lecturer in English. He is Urdu Poet and has authored two books of poetry. . . .. ZAAD E SAFAR . . .Published by Abbas Book Agency Lucknow. 2. UJALOO’N KA SAFAR:) published by URDU FOUNDATION MUMBAI.

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Tahir Muztar

Tahir Muztar is well-known journalist of Jammu-Kashmir, who also pens poetry. He had edited “Aahang”, Salsabeel and Political Times apart from daily Chinar and Nawa-e-Subh. Due to his political acument he had been political secretary to Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah. The first collection of Tahir Muztar’s poems “Neelam Ghar” was released in Jammu in 2000 under the aegis of Jammu-Kashmir Urdu Forum and Rasa Javidani Memorial Literary Society. Airing his views on “Neelam Ghar”, Prof Jagannath Azad writes, “Tahir Muztar has invented a new   form of poetry by amalgamating Azad Nazm, Nasri Nazm, Nazm-e-Muarra and metred poetry (Paaband shairi).” Tahir Muztar’s poetic journey is still on. He had  done a lot of work for television as well.

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Tanveer Bhaderwahi

Tanveer Bhaderwahi, a disciple of Pandit Kailash Nath Kaul Maikash Kashmiri, was born in his maternal home in Amritsar on February 29, 1940. After graduation, he did many services in non-government departments, but no service suited him. At last, he was appointed a teacher in the Department of Education. During the service, he did MA Urdu and PhD and was promoted as senior lecturer. Now, he has retired from service and serving the cause of Urdu. Though Tanveer Bhaderwahi is adapt at many forms of literature, but he is mainly inclined towards ghazal. His first collection of poetry “Partaw-e-Tanveer” was published in 1994 and second one “Manzar Manzar Aieena” in 2009. He has been secretary, president and patron of Iqbal Bazm-e-Adab, Bhaderwah.

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Prof Vijay Dev Singh

Prof Vijay Dev Singh is counted among veteran researches and critics apart from being an expert in distant education. He was born on December 28, 1955 at historical village Kor Jageer Nagrota. His father Thakur Purab Singh was in the police department. Had he wished, he could have made his able son a police officer. But due to love for Urdu, Thakur Purab Singh exposed his son to Urdu medium education since childhood. Thakur Vijay Singh obtained the degree of MA Urdu in 1981 and PhD in 1989 from Jammu University. He became a lecturer the same year. At present (as on April 30, 2011), Prof Vijay Dev Singh is professor and coordinator MA Urdu with the Directorate of Distant Education of Jammu University. His articles on distant education have been well received throughout the country and are likely to be published in the form of a book. He books include 1. Urdu state drama (1992), Prof Mohammad Mujeeb bataur drama-nigar (2005) and 3. Afkaar-e-Abid (2006). Besides, Prof Vijay Dev Singh has compiled several graduate and postgraduate-level books. Several students have completed M Phil and PdH under his guidance.

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Umar Farhat, poet. Rajauri, J-K.

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Vidya Ratan Aasi

Vidya Ratan Aasi is penning poetry for the last 10-15 year. He was born at Jammu’s old locality Chaugan Salathiyaan on July 11, 1938. He father’s name was Pandit Shankar Das. Right since childhood, Aasi has been a victim of poverty and misery, but at the same time he has been writing beautiful and meaningful poetry. “Dasht-e-Talab” is the title of his collection of poetry, which has been compiled famous Punjab short story writer Khalid Hussain. Aasi’s individual misery and sufferings have manifested themselves in his work. Noted critic and poet writes in his article “Aasi aur uski shairi” that most of Aasi’s works are based on his own feelings and experiences.

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Zanfar Khokar

Zanfar Khokar is a well-known name in the field Urdu short story writing in Jammu-Kashmir. She was born on November 19, 1957 at village Maindhar in Poonch district. At present, she living in the border district Rajouri’s village Saaj. She is posted as lecturer in the government higher secondary college, Thanna Mandi. Zanfar Khokhar has been penning short stories for the last 15 years. Her first collection “Khwabon ke us paar” was published in1999 and second one titled “Kaanch ki salaakh” in 2003, whose preface was written by Amin Bajara and flap note by Prof. Jagannath Azad. Her third collection “Ibrat” has been published in 2010. Apart from Prof. Azad and Amin Banjara, other stalwarts like Prof. Zaheer-ud-Deen, Deepak Budki, Anand Lehar, Khalid Hussain, Sabir Mirza, Mirza Rasheed and Iftikhar Imam Siddiqui have also spoken highly of her short stories. Two collection of her features are under preparation and the journey of short stories is also on.

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(Dr) Zarina Akhtar Meer

(Dr) Zarina Akhtar Meer was born in 1966 in the backward village Khablaan in Thanna Mandi tehsil of Rajouri district. She had been studious right from childhood. She did her BA from Government Degree College, Rajouri and did MA and PhD from Jammu University. Later, she also did MA in sociology from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. She has published his research thesis “Urdu drame ki tanqeed” in book form while two books – “Usool-e-Tadress” and “Urdu Objective” are under publication.

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I am thankful to Mr Amin Banjara for helping me compile this directory. He has painstakingly compiled detailed notes in Urdu about a number of poets and writers and also provided their photos—Muslim Saleem dated April 28, 2011

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27 Responses to Urdu poets and writers of Jammu-Kashmir and Kashmiri origin

  1. anjum wasim dar says:

    Thank You for compiling this list of great kashmiri writers.It was a pleasure to read .

  2. Amit Slathia says:

    It is wonder full job who so ever have done i am thank full to all of them . I have heard Vidya Ratan Assi’ s poetry few year back even today i can’t leave his simplicity ,that touches any body’s heart . i think some one have to take initiative for publishing there feeling, thinking, there vision … ,in the form of poetry on net or any website

  3. deepak budki says:

    I too had sent u my bio data , why was the same not included?

  4. Aap ke kam ki main dad deta hoon.Kya hi acha hota agar aap jammu kashmir ke adab ka zara aur gahrahi se mutalah karte.Aap ne apne blog main buhat sare nam nazar andaz kar diye hain.Aap ke blog main premnath pardesi ka kahin nam nahi hai.Pushkar nath nahi hai.ummar majid nahi hai.Tej bahadur Bhan nahi hai.Hamdi kashmiri nahi hai.Jab aap aise maroof qalam karon ko bhool gaye to apni bisat hi kya.Khush rahiye.Deepak KANWAL

    • muslimsaleem says:

      Dear Kanwal,
      I have never visited Jammu-Kashmir in my life. I have contact with only a view writers and poets. Even then, and with very limited resources, I have done what even various Urdu Academies could not do with their vast resources. I have started the directory, which is one of my 16 other directories of Urdu poets and writers, with the hope that people like you will join me in expanding it. Kindly do the same and send the resumes and pictures of left-over litterateurs.

      Best compliments

      Muslim Saleem

  5. Dr. Premi Romani says:

    Dear muslim saleeem
    Aadab………. aap ka kam layak e satish hai…….. laken aap ne jaladbazi se kaam liya hai is subject par aur mehanat karney ki zurarat hai. kanwal sahib ne jin nammnu ka zakir kiya hai un kay allava b bahut sare adibun kay naam reh gaye hain jinko manzer e aam par lane ki zarurat hai maslan Mohd Yusaf Teng ‘ nand lal koul talib kashmiri ‘mohd din fouq charag hassan hasrat qaisar qalander etc

    • muslimsaleem says:

      Dear Roomani, send me details of the littreteaurs mention by you. I have never visited Jammu-Kashmir in my life. I have contact with only a view writers and poets. Even then, and with very limited resources, I have done what even various Urdu Academies could not do with their vast resources. I have started the directory, which is one of my 16 other directories of Urdu poets and writers, with the hope that people like you will join me in expanding it. Kindly do the same and send the resumes and pictures of left-over litterateurs.

      Best compliments

      Muslim Saleem

  6. Tufail Bhat says:

    sir i am ph.d secalour of urdu and i chouse the topic jummu kasmir mai tahqeeq va tanqeed 1947 ka bad…i need ur sugestion for my topic………thank u

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  12. rashid dar says:

    mukhlisana koshish

    • محترم مسلم سلیم صاحب کا یہ کام تاریخی نوعیت کا ہے…اور انشا اللہ آئیندہ نسلیں مسلم صاحب کو ضرور یاد رکھیں گی…خصوصی طور پہ جموں و کشمیر کا ادبی حلقہ آن کا ہمیشہ احسان مند رہے گا…
      لیکن اس سائٹ پر کشمیر کے حوالے سے بعض معتبر ناموں کا.اندراج باقی ہے…جن میں رفیق راز…ڈاکٹر نذیر آزاد…فاروق مضطر… نیز کئی نئے لکھنے والے….میری ذاتی کوشش رہے گی کہ میں مسلم صاحب کا اس ضمن میں ہاتھ بٹاءوں ….

  13. Dr.H.N.Patwari says:

    It is beyond any logic or comprehension that the list does not include Veerinder Patwari,whose contribution as Urdu writer is more significant and meaningful than so many others .

  14. ghqadirdar says:

    Urdu poets and writers of Jammu-Kashmir and Kashmiri origin

  15. ghqadirdar says:

    Urdu poets and writers of Jammu-Kashmir and Kashmiri originUrdu poets and writers of Jammu-Kashmir and Kashmiri origin

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  17. Rozeena says:

    Aadab,,
    may i got the bio data of mr. Arsh Sehbai,,Ghulam Rasool Nazki and Vidya Ratan Aasi…

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