Aligarh Muslim University Alumni Association, New York Tri-State
has selected noted
Urdu poet Prof. A. M. K. Shahryar for its Annual Sir Syed Lifetime Achievement Award for
excellence in poetry, literature, Arts or the sciences. The award
will be presented to him on August 19, 2011 at Aligarh.
Mrs. Syeda Jabeen S. Shah, President
of the Aligarh Alumni Association said that the Lifetime
Achievement Award was established ten years ago, with the
objective of making a very modest contribution towards recognizing
truly outstanding individuals in their particular fields during
Prof. Shahryar is a Jnanpeeth Awardee, India’s highest literary
The other recipients were noted filmmaker Shyam
Benegal, noted scientist Obaid Siddiqui and noted Urdu critic,
Shamsur Rahman Faruqui.
AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof. P. K.
Abdul Azis will be the Chief Guest and Nawab Ibne Saeed Khan of
Chhatari will preside over the award ceremony. Dr. Nourul H. Khan
and Mrs. Avinash Sawhney will represent the Executive Committee of
Aligarh Alumni Association, New York State along with Mr. Sajid
Hasan and Dr. Mohsin Raza.