Noted Indian, Pakistani Urdu poets to be presented BSI Awards in Doha Oct 20, 2019 0 804 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaRENOWNED Urdu poet, writer and critic from India Professor Muzaffar Hanafi has been announced as the winner of Bazm-e-Sadaf International (BSI) Award for 2019.The reputed award will be presented to Hanafi, who has penned more than 100 books, at a gala function in Doha on January 23-24, 2020. Pakistan-born Urdu poet Dr Sarwat Zehra, who is a medical practitioner based in Sharjah, will be presented the ‘BSI Nai Nasal Award’ at the function.The ‘BSI Nai Nasal Award’ is given to emerging Urdu poets below 50 years of age, who earn acclaim in literary circles.The announcement was made by Bazm-e-Sadaf International Chief Patron Sabih Bukhari and Director Prof Safdar Imam Qadri at a function in Patna, the capital of the eastern Indian state of Bihar, recently.The event will also feature an international baitbazi competition and an international mushaira (Urdu poetry symposium). Prof Qadri described Prof Hanafi as “a literary giant of our times who has equal command over Urdu poetry and prose”. The octogenarian poet taught Urdu in Delhi’s prestigious Jamia Millia Islamia University and Kolkata University before his retirement. He is considered a prolific writer who has authored some books for children as well.Dr Zahra is a practising medic in the University Medical College of Sharjah University. She has to her credit two collections of Urdu poetry published. She has attended poetry symposiums at various places including Doha.Qadri expressed satisfaction that the international jury presided by Shahabuddin Ahmad, chairman of Bazm-e-Sadaf International, recommended the two names with a unanimous decision. The governing council also accepted the proposed names.President of Bazm-e-Sadaf, Doha chapter, Imran Asad, Vice-President Dr Nadeem Jilani Danish and Programme Coordinator Ahmad Ashfaq have congratulated the winners. Pages 123456 RELATED ARTICLES 250 brands from 11 countries to display products at Heya expo from October 25 Oct 20, 2019 0 278 Msheireb Properties supports breast cancer awareness drive Oct 20, 2019 0 387 NIS students lay stress on ‘no wastage’ on World Food Day Oct 20, 2019 0 344 Ooredoo supports Angry Birds World Carnival at DFC OOREDOO has announced its sponsorship of the Angry Birds World Carnival being held at Doha Festival City (DFC). The event, which runs until November16, is being held at Angry Birds World, the first venue of its kind in the ..