Bhopal, March 31, 2013 (Ataullah Faizan): Madhya Pradesh Urdu Akademi organised a literary sitting here today. At the sitting, Muslim Saleem, Dr. Qasim Niazi, Mahboob Ahmad Mahboob, Bhopal, Mr Betakalluf Shajapuri, Shajapur, Naseer Ansari, Indore and Mr Shareef Ansari Shareef recited their poems while Rasheed Anjum and Sultana Hijab read out their short stories. Urdu Akademi Chairman Mohammad Saleem presided over the sitting. Urdu Akademi Secretary Mrs Nusrat Mehdi was also be present.
Urdu lover Sheetal Soni presents memento to Muslim Saleem
(Left photo) Muslim Saleem being presented tughra by Sheetal Soni)
The function was marked by an unusual and emotional even. Moved by Muslim Saleem’s ashar, Urdu lover Sheetal Soni presented gold-plated memento made by him to Muslim Saleem in appreciation of his ghazals recited at MP Urdu Academy Bhopal on March 31, 2013. Sheetal Soni is a great Urdu lover. Goldsmith by profession, he presents a memento to one outstanding performer at each function of Urdu Akademi. This time, he chose Muslim Saleem to present this memento in which he has carved two Quranic ayahs. He was so overwhelmed that he rushed to Muslim Saleem to present the memento while he was reciting the poem. Later, he also posed for photograph with Muslim Saleem.
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