Panel to meet & decide Urdu award winners
TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
DOHA A JURY meeting for the 16th Aalmi Frogh-e-Urdu Adab Award will be held in Lahore on April 21. The meet will decide the name of the award winner from Pakistan.
The name of the award winner from India will be held in New Delhi on May 3. This was announced by Mohammad Atiq, chairman of the Board of Patrons at Majlis Frogh-e- Urdu Adab, a Doha-based leading literary organisation.
The Majlis instituted the prestigious Urdu language award in 1996. It carries a cash prize of Rs 150,000 and a gold trophy for each winner. This is given annually to two prose writers — from India and Pakistan — for their significant contribution towards promotion of Urdu language and literature.
The Pakistani panel will be headed by renowned Urdu scholar and satirist Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi. Its other members are Iftikhar Arif, Mukhtar Masood and Dr Salim Akhter, while the Indian panel will be headed by Dr Gopi Chand Narang, former chairman of Sahitya Academy in India. Pakistan’s Ahmed Nadim Qasmi, Ashfaq Ahmed, Intezar Hussain, Mukhtar Masood, Bano Qudsia, Mohammad Khalid Akhter, Shaukat Siddiqui, Mustansar H Tarar, Abdullah Hussain, Hajra Masroor, Asad Mohammad Khan, Mohammad M Yaad, Dr Jamil Jalibi, Masud Mufti and Syed Mohammad Kazim and India’s Aale A Saroor, Quratul Ain Haider, Jeelani Bano, Kali Das Gupta Raza, Joginder Pal, Surender Parkash, Dr Gopi Chand Narang, Salahuddin Pervez, Nisar A Farooqui, Qazi Abdul Sattar, Dr Mughni Tabassum, Varis Alvi, Dr Syeda Jaffer, Rattan Singh and Gulzar have received the Aalmi Froghe- Urdu Adab Award, so far.
The 16th Aalmi Frogh-e- Urdu Adab Award winners from India and Pakistan will both receive their awards at a high profile function to be held at Doha Sheraton’s Al Majlis auditorium this year.