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The American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) today
announced the recipients of its Sir Syed and Meer Taqi Meer Awards
for the year 2009, reports the official website of AFMI.
According to afmi.org, the Sir Syed Award 2009 for contributions to
the education of Indian Muslims goes to Mumbai based educationist
Mr. Mubarak Kapdi. He is founding president of the National Movement
for Education and chairman of the Maharashtra Urdu High School. He
is well known for his counseling sessions, workshops, motivational
speeches, articles, books, and other educational activities across
India. Thousands of students have benefited from his counsel and
went on to successful careers. His call for 'total education' has
been well received across the country.
Meer Taqi Meer Award 2009 for contributions to Urdu literature goes
to noted poet and littérateur Pt. Anand Mohan Zutshi 'Gulzar' Dehlvi.
He is widely hailed as the reigning king of the Delhi school of Urdu
poetry and an embodiment of the composite (Ganga-Jamuni) culture of
his 83 years he has served Urdu in a number of ways through his
writings, poetry, teaching and associational activity. He is the
founding secretary and Chairman of Anjuman Tameer-e-Urdu Dehli
started writing poetry in 1933 and took part in the Indian freedom
movement from 1936. He was awarded Padma Shri, Ghalib Award, Iqbal
Award, Mai kash Award, Mushafi Award, and Akhtar Sheerani Award,
etc. He also holds the distinction of bringing out independent
India's first Science journal in Urdu through CSIR.
awards carry a citation, a crystal plaque, and thirty thousand
rupees. The awards will be presented in the main session of AFMI's
XVIII Annual Convention and Gala Award ceremony on Saturday,
January 2nd , 2010 at Rabindranath Tagore Hall in Indore, Madhya
Pradesh. The convention will be graced by a number of dignitaries
from across India, USA, and Canada.
is a North American based grassroots organization, dedicated to
socio-economic and educational development of Muslims and other
underprivileged masses in India.
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