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Prof. Shahryar selected for Sir Syed Lifetime Achievement Award

Tuesday August 16, 2011 08:17:27 PM, Special Correspondent

Aligarh: 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 their lifetime.


Prof. Shahryar is a Jnanpeeth Awardee, India’s highest literary honour.


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.



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