MUSLIM SALEEM WITH GREAT URDU LITTERTEUR CHANDER BHAN KHAYAL SB AT SWARAJ BHANAN BHOPAL ON JULY 26, 2015
He was born on April 30, 1946 at Babai in Hoshangabad. In recent years, he has emerged as leading poet of Urdu Nazm and regarded as a giant among non-Muslim poets in line with Pt Daya Shankar Naseem, Pt Labburram Josh Malsiyani, Dr. Jagannath Azad and Raghupati Sahai Firaq Gorakhpuri. Babai is a place where Urdu teaching facilities were not available. Therefore, Khayal acquired the knowledge of Urdu through self-reading. After graduation he reached Delhi where he came into contact with Pt Ramkrishna Muztar Kakodwi, under whose guidance he became an expert of Urdu. In the early years, he used to writer poetry under the pseudonym ‘Chandra’ but later changed it to ‘Khayal’ on the suggestion of Firaq Gorakhpuri At present, he is the vice-chairman of Council for Promotion of Urdu Language in India at New Delhi. (Also see his entry in Urdu poets and writers of Madhya Pradesh at this site) Best couplets:
Parbat se utar kar chali jangal mein hawa tez
Main bhi usi raftaar se kuchh door chala tez
Phir dhoop mein saayon ke huey sainkdon tukde
Phir waqt ki talwar ko suraj ne kiya tez
Inhen mandir banana hai, unhen masjid banana hai
Koi sunta naheen unki, jinhen ik ghar banana hai
(biodata of Chandrabhan Khayal sb updated on April 18, 2015)
Name : CHANDER BHAN KHAYAL
Correspondence : H. No – 23, Gali No 14 – B, Kaushik
Enclave, Burari Extn., Delhi – 110084
Date of birth : 30-04-1946
Place of Birth : BABAi, Distt. Hoshangabad (M.P)
Father : Late Shri Kunjilal Bhagoria
Mother : Late Smt. Ajudhdhi Bai
Wife : Smt Radha Khayal
Sons : Sangharsh, Utkarsh, Akarsh and Nishkarsh
Education : B.A from Sagar University ( M.P. )
Language’s Known : Urdu, English, Hindi, Sanskrit,
Bundeli is his mother Tongue.
Career : Journalism
Worked for several years in Udru Dailies “Savera” and “Tej” as a Sub Editor.
Worked with Urdu Daily “Quami Awaz” New Delhi as a Senior correspondent since 1983 to 2006
At present – Chief Editor of Hindi Weekly “Bhavya Bharat Times” New Delhi.
Books published : 1 A collection of poems “Sholon Ka Shajar” (1979 ).
: 2 A collection of poems “Gumshuda Admi Ka Intezar” (1996)
3. Kumar Pashi – Ek Intakhab, (1997, published by Delhi Urdu Academy).
4. Laulak ( A long poem based on holy life of “Prophet Hazrat Mohammed (SAW) 2002.
5. A collection of poems in Hindi “Sulagti Soch ke Saye” (2008)
6. A collection of poem Subh –E-Mashriq ki Azan (2008).
7. Kuliyat-E-Kumar Pashi (Published by Council for Promotion of Urdu language, 2012)
8. EHSAS KI AANCH ( Selected Poems) 2015.
Awards and Honours
Received : 1. U.P. Urdu Academy Award for Poetry.
- Sheri Bhopali Award of M.P. Urdu Academy for Poetry
- Delhi Urdu Academy Award for Poetry
- Nai Awaz, New Delhi Award for Poetry (Lailak)
- New Face, New Delhi Award for Poetry
- All India Unani Tibbi Conference Award for National integration
- Makhan Lal Chaturvedi Rashtriya samman (M.P.)
- Special Award by International prophetic poetry conference (Iran)
- Hindi Urdu Sahitya Sangam Award, Lucknow (U.P.)
10. Tagore Literature Award, 2010 by Sahitya Academy & Samsung India (Subh-E- Mashriq Ki Azan).
11. Iqbal Samman (2009-10) by Govt. of Madhya Pradesh.
: 1. Hony. Secretary of World Urdu conference (1988)
2. Member, Governing council of Delhi Udru Academy for two teams
3. Member Panel of Judges for International Award of Anjuman-e-Farogh – e- Urdu, Doha (Qatar).
4. Member, Urdu Advisory Board, Sahitya Academy New Delhi (2008 to 2012)
5.Vice Chairman of National Council for Promotion of Urdu language
Govt. of India from February 2008 to 2011
6. Convener, Urdu Advisory Board, Sahitya Academy New Delhi (2013 to 2017)
7. Member, General Council and Executive Board,
Sahitya Academy Nw Delhi (2013 to 2017)
8. Member Urdu Advisory Board, National Book Trust of India, New Delhi
9. Member of Various other Literary and cultural bodies in the capital
In the field of Literature and culture
: A notable well known Urdu Poet of the Sub-continent.
: Since last forty five years tirelessly dedicated to the cause of Development , Advancement and refinement of the National cultural and literary scene
articipated important All India & Aalmi Mushairas throughout the Country including historical Lal Quila Mushaira on Republic Day.
articipated international Mushaira at Doha (Qatar)
: Participated international conference on Prophetic at Mashad (Iran)\
: Participated international Urdu Conference as a chief guest at Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
: Participated % presided over an international Mushaira at Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
:Have been widely acclaimed as a Poet, Critic, commentator and participated in Radio and T.V. programmes, literary seminars, study circles and also taking part in various other intellectual and cultural activities.
Telephone : 011- 27611051
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Dr. Baran Faruqui
: बारां फारूक़ी She is Associate Professor in Department ofEnglish and Modern European Languages, Faculty of Humanities and Languages, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025. Being the daughter of illustrious Shamsur-Rahman Faruqi, she knows Hindi, Urdu and Persian apart from English. Her major works include translations from Urdu to English. She has reviewed some books as well including Chandrabhan Khayal’s poetic collection ‘Laulak’. Address: 34, Mujeeb Bagh, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110025. Phone office: 26981717 Extn. 2950. Residence 9810492090, and 9312253431. E mail Address email@example.com.
Born in 1952 in Bahraich, UP, he is fixated on the “dialectic situation between body and soul”. Ehsas, whose forthcoming book is titled Yeh Jism Ka Tasawwuf, doesn’t believe in God, or in “archaic” terms like atheism. He lives in Greater Noida, UP, and is the chief editor of Rekhta.org. Farhat Ehsas is university fellow of Muslim Saleem. They had attended several programmes together in Aligarh Muslim University.
Novelist, short-story writer, poet Ghazanfar Ali was born in 1953 in Gopalganj, Bihar, his latest poetry collection, Ankh Mein Luknat, was published in February. Mr Ali takes his morning walk armed with a pen and piece of paper because “ideas hit me anytime, anywhere”. He is the director, Academy of Professional Development of Urdu Medium Teachers, Jamia Millia Islamia, and lives in Shaheen Bagh. Ghazanfar Ali is university fellow of Muslim Saleem. They had attended several programmes together in Aligarh Muslim University.
Prof Gopichand Narang
Prof Gopichand Narang – a colossus who walks Urdu literary world: Muslim Saleem
Words fall short when one tries to enlist works and achievements of Prof. Gopichand Narang. In the world of Urdu of criticism, he is an unmatched personality, who has written innumerous books and delivered umpteen addresses. Such personalities are born in centuries.
Gopi Chand Narang (born 11 February 1931 in Dukki, Balochistan) is theorist, literary critic and scholar who writes in Urdu and English. His Urdu literary criticism has incorporated a range of modern theoretical frameworks including stylistics, structuralism, post-structuralism and Eastern poetics. Prof. Narang received a master’s degree in Urdu from the University of Delhi, and a research fellowship from the Ministry of Education to complete his PhD in 1958.
Narang taught Urdu literature at St. Stephen’s College (1957–58) before joining Delhi University, where he became a reader in 1961. In 1963 and 1968 he was a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin, also teaching at the University of Minnesota and the University of Oslo. Narang joined Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi as a professor in 1974, rejoining the University of Delhi from 1986–1995. In 2005, the university named him a professor emeritus.
Narang’s first book (Karkhandari Dialect of Delhi Urdu) was published in 1961, a sociolinguistic analysis of a neglected dialect spoken by indigenous workers and artisans Delhi. He has published over 60 books in Urdu, English and Hindi.
He has produced three studies: Hindustani Qisson se Makhooz Urdu Masnaviyan (1961), Urdu Ghazal aur Hindustani Zehn-o-Tehzeeb (2002) and Hindustan ki Tehreek-e-Azadi aur Urdu Shairi (2003). Narang’s related volumes—Amir Khusrow ka Hindavi Kalaam (1987), Saniha-e-Karbala bataur Sheri Isti’ara (1986) and Urdu Zabaan aur Lisaniyaat (2006)—are socio-cultural and historical studies.
In addition to teaching, Narang was vice-chairman of the Delhi Urdu Academy (1996–1999) and the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language – HRD (1998–2004) and vice-president (1998–2002) and president (2003–2007) of the Sahitya Akademi.
Narang has been recognized for his work. He was an Indira Gandhi Memorial Fellow of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts from 2002–2004, and a 1997 resident of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Italy. Narang received the Mazzini Gold Medal (Italy, 2005), the Amir Khusrow Award (Chicago, 1987), a Canadian Academy of Urdu Language and Literature Award (Toronto, 1987), an Association of Asian Studies (Mid-Atlantic Region) Award (US, 1982), a European Urdu Writers Society Award (London, 2005), an Urdu Markaz International Award (Los Angeles, 1995) and an Alami Farogh-e-Urdu Adab Award (Doha, 1998). He is the only Urdu writer honoured by the presidents of both India and Pakistan. In 1977 Narang received the President’s National Gold Medal from Pakistan for his work on Allama Iqbal, and received a Padma Bhushan (2004) and Padma Shri (1990) from India. He received honorary Doctor of Letters degrees from Aligarh Muslim University (2009), Maulana Azad National Urdu University (2008) and the Central University in Hyderabad (2007). Narang received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1995, the Ghalib Award in 1985, Urdu Academy’s Bahadur Shah Zafar Award, Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award (both in 2010), Madhya Pradesh Iqbal Samman (2011) and the Bharatiya Jnanpith Moorti Devi Award (2012). The Sahitya Akademi conferred on Narang its highest honour, the Fellowship, in 2009.
- Hindustani Qisson Se Makhuz Urdu Masnawiyan (1961) 2. Iqbal Ka Fann (ed. 1983) 3. Usloobiyat- e-Mir (1985) 4. Urdu Afsana, Riwayat Aur Masail (ed. 1986)
Saniha-e-Karbala Bataur Sheri Isti’ara (1986) 5. Amir Khusrau Ka Hindavi Kalaam (1987) 6. Adbi Tanqeed Aur Usloobiyat ( 1989) 7. Sakhtiyat, Pas-Sakhtiyat aur Mashriqui Sheriyat (1993) 8. Urdu Ghazal aur Hindustani Zehn-o Tahzeeb (2002) 9. Hindustan ki Tehreek-e-Azadi aur Urdu Shairi (2003) 10. Taraqqi Pasandi, Jadidiat, Maba’d-e-Jadidiat (2004) 11. Jadidiat ke baad (2005) 12. Urdu Zaban aur Lisaniyat (2006) 13. Dekhna Taqreer ki Lazzat (2009) 14. Fiction Sheriyat (2009) 15. Kaghaz-e Atish Zadah (2011) 16. Tapish Nama-e Tamanna (2012) 17. Aaj ki Kahaniyan (2013) 18. Ghalib : Ma’ni-Afrini, Jadliyaati Waza’, Shunyata aur Sheriyaat (Ghalib : Meaning, Mind, Dialectical Thought & Poetics) (2013)
- Karkhandari Dialect of Delhi Urdu (1961) 2. Urdu Language and Literature: Critical Perspectives (1991) 3. Readings in Literary Urdu Prose (ed. 1965) 4. Rajinder Singh Bedi: Selected Short Stories (ed. 1989) 5. Krishan Chander: Selected Short Stories (ed. 1990) 6. Balwant Singh: Selected Short Stories (ed. 1996) 6. Let’s Learn Urdu (2000)
- Amir Khusro ka Hindavi Kalam (1987) 2. Urdu Par Khulta Dareecha (2004) 3. Samrachnavad, 4. Uttar-Samrachnavad evam Prachya Kavyashastra (2000) 5. Urdu Kaise Likhen (2001)
He was born on 7 July, 1926 in Old Delhi’s Gali Kashmeerian. Both his father Allama Tirbhoon Nath Zutshi “Zar” Dehlavi and mother Brij Rani Zutshi “Bezar” Dehlavi were Urdu poets. Punditji did his schooling in the Ramjas school and BVJ Sanskrit School. He did his MA from Hindu College, and law from Law College. He also passed Adeeb Fazil and Munshi Fazil examinations of Anjuman Taraqqi Urdu Hind which was then affiliated to Punjab University. He was closely associated with Baba-e-Urdu Maulvi Abdul Haq and Allama Datatrya Kaifi.
The gradual decline of Urdu in its traditional homeland, has made people suspicious about its future, even Urdu-speaking people hardly show interest for this sweet language as a result future seems gloomy for Urdu. Amidst this, there is a man of karma who is confident about Urdu’s future, devoting all his efforts for popularizing and echoing the message of peace through Urdu shairi. Pandit Gulzar Dehlavi is not an ordinary man. He is an octogenarian leading an active yet simple life. Moreover, he is a person of ganga jamuni tehzeeb. He is a truly Gandhian, wearing sherwani and churidaar pajaama and Nehru cap and working tirelessly for Hindu Muslim harmony through Urdu poetry. He devotes every moment of his life for Urdu. Today national and international mushhairas are not complete without his presence.
For speaking in favour of Urdu, he does not care about anyone. For him, Urdu is not a mere language, it is a messenger of peace, love and affection depicting the true culture of India. “It is our language, our forefathers always used Urdu. How can I treat Urdu badly. There have been politics and conspiracies to destroy Urdu”, he says.
After Independence, when Government started Science Reporter in English and Vigyan Pargati in Hindi, he was in the forefront who raised the voice for starting science popularizing magazine in Urdu also, and he was supported in this by the then Minister of Education Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. Later he was appointed as the first editor of Science ki Dunia, India’s first popular science magazine in Urdu. He fought 12 long years against government for this magazine until the government relented in 1970, and the first Urdu Science magazine was published in 1975. He served the magazine from 1975-89 as an editor. He said that “it was very hard time to me when everyone was suspicious about Urdu, and the government machinery didn’t cooperate with me. For others it is a service or career but for me it is was my mission.” Every year since inception from 1975 to 1985, Science ki Dunia organized a programme to celebrate Annual Science Day and this function was attended by the nation’s eminent scientists, educational, social and political personalities but the bureaucrats did not cooperate. This didn’t deter him and he continued to work with full devotion leaving no stone unturned for making conducive atmosphere for Urdu. “The activities against Urdu didn’t make me weak,” he said adding that many official irregularities hindered his work, sometimes paper for printing was not available and other times sanction of certain needs was delayed but there were many personalities like Dr. Naudama, Dr. Syed Hasan Zaheer, Anwar Jamal Qidwai, Pandit Anand Narain Mulla, Deewan Anand Kumar (former VC, Punjab University), Professor Swaroop Singh, Hakeem Abdul Hameed, Professor R.C Mehrotra (former VC, Delhi & Jodhpur universities) who loved Urdu and they were source of inspiration and helped a lot at hard times.
He said, today the condition for Urdu is favourable and Urdu should be promoted as a language of peace and this is a democratic and fundamental right of Urdu people. Urdu’s future is bright.
It will always flourish because its foundation is based on love and affection. There are many countries where Urdu is taught at university and school levels. Urdu is a live and active language and it will still be a live language on the dooms day. Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi and Punjabi people use 60% Urdu words. In poetry, pro-Urdu diction has come.
He advised every Urdu-knowing person to take the responsibility to teach Urdu privately to their family members, to their friends and relatives and also teach Urdu script up to the level of class VI to their new generation and this will be sufficient for the development of Urdu. What we see today is a conspiracy against Urdu and the remedy lies in the hands of Urdu people.
Gulzar aabroo-e-zuban ab hami se hai
Dilli me apne baad yeh lutf-e-sukhan kahan.
(Based on an interview) courtesy The Milli Gazette and Asad Faisal Farooqui
Poet, short-story writer was born in 1953 in Kolkata, he says he’s an “almost-atheist”. His famous story Majbe Ki Bhede, published 20 years ago, was about an animal that rebels on its way to the slaughterhouse. Its English translation appeared last year in an anthology. Mr Akram, who works with All India Radio, lives in the Batla House area. (Courtesh Arundhiti Roy)