Mushaira held at Dhar city, Muslim Saleem felicitated

I attended a mushaira at Dhar city in Madhya Pradesh on September 3, 2013 along with Iqbal Masood, Mrs Anita Mokati, Saleem Sabri, Tabassum Dharvi, Akram Saaqi, Nazar Dharvi, Shalabh Johi and others. It was organised by Allama Iqbal Literary Division of Madhya Pradesh Cultural Council. (The mushaira was preceded by a seminar on “Allama Iqbal, Unka Kalaam aur Zindagi) I am grateful to institution’s Director Prof. Tirubhuvan Nath Shukla for organasing such a successful seminar and mushaira commemorating immortal Allama Iqbal. Mr. Mumtaz Khan of the institution was the moving spirit behind the great event.

I was glad to see that Urdu is prospering in Dhar, which has small presence of Urdu knowing people. Here I will make a special mention of Mrs Anita Mukati, who has emerged as one of most popular Urdu poets at mushairas in India. (She is seen sitting next to me on the dais). Later, Anita told me that she has great “aamad”. When I asked her how she manages this when she is over-busy in her garment trade, her children informed me that she compose poetry anywhere anytime and that too with tarrannum.

I have made Anita Mukati in-charge of my Urdu directory for Dhar.

The mushaira was well attended. People stayed till end. I was called to recite ghazals in the end, which is great honour for me.

On way to Dhar, I stopped over Indore for one hour. Very graciously, Indore University Urdu Department’s Prof. Waseem Farhat Ansari came to meet me. Waseem Farhat Ansari sb, though young, commands much respect in Urdu world for his sharp and candid essays. I also met veteran poet Naseer Indori sb. My FB fan Meer Ishan Hussain had also come.Muslim Saleem being honoured by Prof. Tirubhuvan Nath Shukla. Poetess Anita Mukati (sitting) and her daughter (standing) are also seen

Muslim Saleem being honoured by Prof. Tirubhuvan Nath Shukla. Poetess Anita Mukati (sitting) and her daughter (standing) are also seen

Muslim Saleem reciting his ghazals

Muslim Saleem reciting his ghazals

Muslim Saleem reciting his ghazals

Muslim Saleem reciting his ghazals

Former acting Secretary to MP Urdu Acadmy Iabal Masood recting his poem.

Former acting Secretary to MP Urdu Acadmy Iabal Masood recting his poem.

Indore's Urdu Prof. Waseem Farhat Ansari, Muslim Saleem and veteran poet Naseer Indori at Indore

Indore’s Urdu Prof. Waseem Farhat Ansari, Muslim Saleem and veteran poet Naseer Indori at Indore

Muslim Saleem, Prof. Waseem Farhat Ansari of Urdu Department, Indore University and young prodigy of Indore Meer Ishan Hussain at Indore.

Muslim Saleem, Prof. Waseem Farhat Ansari of Urdu Department, Indore University and young prodigy of Indore Meer Ishan Hussain at Indore.

About Muslim Saleem

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.khojkhabarnews.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 Best 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 My Facebook url is http://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/Muslim-Saleem/176636315722664#!/pages/Muslim-Saleem/176636315722664?sk=info Other blogs http://urdupoetswriters.blogspot.com/ http://muslimspoetry.blogspot.com/ http://abdulahadfarhan.blogspot.com/ http://ataullahfaizan.blogspot.com/ http://hamaramp.blogspot.com/ http://madhyanews.blogspot.com/ http://cimirror.blogspot.com/
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