Bhopal : Dr. Aziz Qureshi took charge as of Chairman Madhya Pradesh Urdu Academy today. On this occasion, he held discussions with the Secretary of the Academy Dr. Hisam Uddin Farooqui and various litterateurs. Dr. Qureshi informed that the International Urdu Award instituted after the name of Raja Ram Mohan Roy, the pillar of Urdu Journalism will be started again. Besides, 3 new state awards will also be instituted. These awards will be presented in the field of creative literature, research literature and satire. Prof. Aafaque Ahmed award for Creative Literature and Urdu Afsana (Short Story) writing, Prof. Abdul Qavi Dasnavi award for Research Literature and Prf. Shafiqa Farhat award for Urdu satire will be given from next year.
Profile of Dr. Aziz Qureshi
Born in Bhopal on April 24, 1940, Dr. Aziz Qureshi received education in Bhopal, Agra and Ujjain. Besides, M.A, he is also a law graduate. He had also served in the capacity of Governor of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Mizoram. Dr. Qureshi was the Chairman of Urdu University Committee of Government of India and Founder Vice Chairman of National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language. He has also been served as Minister for Education of Madhya Pradesh. Besides, elected for the 8th Loksabha from the Satna Parliamentary Constituency in 1984, he had also given significant contribution in several committees of the State Government and the Government of India.