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291. Yusuf Arakkal

Yusuf Arakkal - Malayali painter based in Bangalore, India.
Yusuf Arakkal was born in 1945 at Chavakkad, Kerala. His mother belonged to the royal family of Arakkal, the only Muslim royal family to have ruled Kerala and his father to Keyees, the well known business family based at Kozhikode and Thalassery. Yusuf lost both his parents at an early age.
Leaving the comforts of his house behind, the boy Yusuf left for Bangalore, lonely but with a passion to become a painter. The hardships that he faced at Bangalore honed the artist in him and sharpened his sensibility. He took a diploma in painting from Karnataka Chitrakal Parishat (KCP), Bangalore and later specialized in graphic print making from National Academy community studios, Garhi, Delhi.
Recently, Yusuf Arakkal received the prestigious Lorenzo De Medici Gold Medal, at Florence Internazionale Biennale, in Florence, Italy for his work Bacon’s Man with the Child and Priest. The award is instituted in memory of the great Florentine statesman Lorenzo de Medici. Yusuf had produced a large collection of miscellaneous works consisting of drawings, paintings, sculptures, murals, paper works, prints, and writing.
He had won several other awards including Karnataka Lalithkala Academy award in 1979 and 1981, a national award in 1983, a special award at the third Asian Art Biennale Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1986 and the Karnataka Lalithkala Academy honor in 1989.
Arakkal's paintings are singularly expressionistic in style. In them one could trace the artist's "deep concern for man and society. Set against a dark, oppressive background are the faceless figures of ordinary people expressing brooding loneliness and despair brought on by a society obsessively drawn towards material success where ordinary people have no place".He has done many works in different media, canvases, sculptures with emphasis on tiger conservation..
There are many books and articles published on the creative world of Yusuf Arakkal in different languages.


He has conducted many exhibitions both Solo Shows and Group Shows internationally besides more than 30 national shows. His international shows are listed below.

 Solo international shows

  • 1992 - Relays De Monts - Siux, Limousin, France.
  • 1993 - Gallerie Taormina Del Arte - Le Hwre, France.
  • 1994 - Srijana Contemporary Art Gallery - Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • 1994 - Art Forum Gallery, Singapore.
  • 1996 - Wallace Gallery, Chelsea, New York.
  • 1996 - Air Gallery, Dower Street, London.

 Group International shows

  • 1971 - Indian Artists at Belarus and Moscow.
  • 1985 - Thirty contemporary Indian Artists at Habana, Cuba.
  • 1985 - Contemporary Indian Art show at the National Museum Mexico City, Mexico.
  • 1985 - Second Asian Art show, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • 1985 - Indian Printmaking, Festival of India, USA.
  • 1986 - Sixth biennale de beau Art, Beaumount, France.
  • 1986 - Third Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 1986 - Inaugural exhibition of the National Museum of Modern Art, Seol, Korea.
  • 1986 - Sixth International Triennale, New Delhi, India.
  • 1987 - Ninth International Biennale de São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 1993 - Nine Indian Artists CCA Gallery, New York.
  • 1994 - Indian printmaking show, Maltwood Art Museum & Gallery Victoria, British Columbia.
  • 1994 - Indian Contemporary Art Show, Gallery Maya, Hong Kong
  • 1995 - Heads and faces - an exhibition by Gallery Maya, Visual Art Centre, Hong Kong.
  • 1995 - 'Save the children' auction by Sothebys, Bombay.
  • 1996 - Indian Contemporary Art show, Nagai Garo, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1996 - 32 Contemporary Indian artists - exhibition and auction by Christies, London.
  • 1996 - Women in Indian Art, by The Gallery, Visual Art Centre, Hong Kong.
  • 1997 - Auction of Indian Contemporary Art by Christies, London.
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290. Hameed Chennamangaloor

Abdul Hameed Areepattamannil

BornKerala, India
Pen nameHameed Chennamangaloor
OccupationProfessor, Writer, Social Critic, Political Analyst

Hameed Chennamangaloor (Abdul Hameed Areepattamannil; born 1948) is a prominent social critic in Kerala, India. He is a staunch critic of religious fundamentalism. He was born to Areepattamannil Abdul Salam of Chennamangalor and Katheeshumma of Perumanna. He had his early education at Chennamangaloor and Mukkam. After getting his BA and MA degrees, he began his career as a probationary officer in State Bank of Travancore. Later, he left the job and took up a job under the Department of Higher Education, Government of Kerala, as a lecturer of English language and literature. He became the Head of the Department of English at Government Arts and Science College, Kozhikode in 2002, a position which he held until his retirement in 2003.

Writer and Orator

Hameed Chennamangaloor has authored several books in Malayalam. Besides, he contributes to Malayalam magazines and dailies regularly. He makes public speeches, too. He frequently gives radio talks on Akashvani's local station Hameed has also been frequently interviewed about matters relating to contemporary affairs in the press and on the television. He looks young in appearance even at 65.

 Selected Books

  • 'Deivathinte rashtriyam' (Politics of God) (Mathrubhumi Books, 2011)
  • Marxism, Islamism, Secularism (Mathrubhumi Books, 2009)
  • ' Oru mathanirapekshavadhiyude sothanthra chindhakal' (Green Books, 2007)
  • ' Beegarathayude dhaivashasthram' (D. C. Books, 2007)
  • ' Hameed Chennamangaloorinte thiranjedutha lekhanangal' (Haritham Books, 2007)
  • ' Matham, rashtreeyam, janadhipathyam' (Mathrubhumi Books, 2005)
  • ' Pardayude manasasthram ' (Melinda, 2002)
  • ' Peedanathinte vazhikal '
  • ' Mathethara vicharam '
  • ' Nunapaksha rashtreeyam '
  • ' Vargheeya manobavathinte verukal '
  • ' Vyakthi niyama vichindhanam '
  • ' Bharatha valkaranthinte vyakaranam '
  • ' Shariath: mithyayum yadharthyavum' (Co-authored with K.E.N.)
  • ' Oru Indian Musliminte sothanthra chindhakal' (Translation)
  • ' Pishachum avante chaattuliyum' (Translation)

Selected Articles

  • Mathrubhumi Weekly, May 16, 2010
  • Contemporary Malayalam Weekly, January 2, 2004
  • Contemporary Malayalam Weekly, January 30, 2004
  • Contemporary Malayalam Weekly, March 26, 2004
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289. P. Habeeb Mohamed

First Muslim judge of the Travancore High Court of Kerala

P. Habeeb Mohamed (1899–1963) was born as the nephew of Vakkom Moulavi, the great social reformer of Kerala, Justice Habeeb Mohamed had his early education in Attingal High School, Trivandrum H.H.Maharaja's College, Trivandrum (the present University College), Law College,Trivandrum. He was a contemporary of the late K.M.Seethi Sabib (in Law College), who became the Speaker of the Kerala State Legislative Assembly.
Justice Habeeb Mohamed enrolled as an advocate in Trivandrum first. For six months, he worked as a Municif in Trivandrum before he became the district judge of Trivandrum. Justice Habeeb Mohamed served as district judge in Kottayam, Kollam, Alappuzha, and Trivandrum. He became judge of the High Court in 1946 and moved his career to Ernakulam. Justice Habeeb Mohammed retired as the judge of the High Court in 1951. Later he became active in the Muslim League for sometime. He died in 1963. Justice Habeeb Mohammed had two daughters. The elder daughter, the late Subaida, was married to Mohamed Ghani, the son of Mohammed Mustafa Sahib, former MLC of Madras. They had a daughter, Aysha, who lives in Nagercoil with her husband, V.Omer Ali. The younger daughter of Justice Habeeb Mohammed, Naseema, was married to the late K.Seethi Mohammed, the only son of the late K.M.Seethi Sahib, Habeeb Mohamed's contemporary. Naseema lives n Trivandrum with her son K.M.Althaf.

 Notable Contribution

Justice Habeeb Mohamed's notable contribution while in service was his famous judgment on the Absabeevi's case while serving as District Judge of Alleppy. His verdict that Muslim woman had the right to get divorced from her husband was remarkable at a time when the Islamic Sharia was still a matter of controversy in respect of its alleged bias against women.

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288. Vakkom Majeed

S. Abdul Majeed

Born20 December 1909(1909-12-20)
Travancore Princely State, Madras Presidency, British India
Died10 July 2000(2000-07-10) (aged 90)
Vakkom, Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala, India
Other namesVakkom Majeed
Political partyIndian National Congress

S. Abdul Majeed (Malayalam: വക്കം മജീദ്; December 20, 1909 – July 10, 2000) known as Vakkom Majeed, was a veteran Freedom fighter and a former member of Travancore-Cochin State Assembly. Majeed was a politician-extraordinary in the socio-political realm of Kerala in the 20th Century. A great nationalist that he was, Vakkom Majeed belonged to a tradition of politics that was intrinsically value-based, secular and humanistic.

Early life & Family

Vakkom Majeed was born on December 20, 1909, at Vakkom village near Chirayinkil, (Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala) in a well-known Poonthran Vilakom family. Vakkom Majeed was the nephew of Vakkom Abdul Khader Moulavi, a visionary, a social reformer, an educationist, a prolific writer, a fearless journalist. He did his primary education at St. Joseph High School, Anjengo. He was married to Suleha Beevi, the niece of Vakkom Moulavi. They had two daughters, Fathima and Shameema.

 Freedom struggle

He was attracted to the social reform movement of his uncle, Vakkom Moulavi, as well as Narayana Guru. He came to politics in his early school days. When the Indian National Movement emerged in Kerala, Vakkom Majeed was in the forefront of its leadership. He was one of the early architects of the Indian National Congress in Travancore. As a young man, he also became greatly involved in the social reform movement. Majeed was one of the few Congress leaders in Travancore who exhibited enormous courage by participating in the Quit India movement in 1942 and got arrested. He remained in jail for several months. Subsequently, when the idea of “independent Travancore” was mooted, Majeed was a staunch opponent of it and took part in the agitation against the move. He was incarcerated again for several months.

 Political career

A staunch opponent of the Two-Nation Theory and Pakistan movement, Vakkom Majeed argued that only a secular-nationalist India could keep the heart and soul of the masses together. In 1948, he was elected (unopposed) to the Travancore-Cochin State Assembly from the Attingal constituency. When the tenure of his term came to an end in 1952, he decided to eschew practical politics and took to serious reading. He was attracted to the writings of Bertrand Russell, M.N. Roy and several French writers. Majeed was opposed to doctrinaire politics and argued for secular-humanist perspective in politics and social issues. Majeed upheld the values of Liberalism and Modernism in Islam and called for the return of Ijtihad (freedom of thought) in Islamic traditions. He equally valued the thoughts of Narayana Guru and pointed to the increasing relevance of a “casteless” society.
When the INA hero Vakkom Kadir was sentenced to death by the British, Vakkom Majeed visited him in the Madras Central jail. It was Vakkom Majeed who brought Kadir’s last letter to his father before the hanging.

 Final years

The last three decades of Vakkom Majeed was the decades of his intense exploration and reading (and rereading) of nationalist history, ideology and practice. In 1972, during the Silver Jubilee celebration of Indian Independence, the nation honored him by giving 'Tamrapatra' for his participation in the Indian Freedom Struggle. He received the 'Tamrapatra' from the then Prime Minister, Smt.Indira Gandhi. This great and fearless freedom fighter and nationalist breathed his last on July 10, 2000.

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287. K. S. Nissar Ahmed

Born5 February 1936(1936-02-05)
Devanahalli, Bangalore Rural, Karnataka
OccupationWriter, professor
Literary movementNavya
Notable work(s)Manasu Gandhi Bazaru(1960)
Notable award(s)Padma Shri2008
Rajyotsava Award

K.S. Nissar Ahmed (Kannada: ಕೆ.ಎಸ್.ನಿಸಾರ್ ಅಹಮದ್, born February 5, 1936) is a prominent Indian poet and writer in Kannada language. His full name is Kokkare Hosahalli Shekar Nissar Ahmed. His father K.S. Haider was a sanitary inspector and a teacher before joining the Revenue Department in Bangalore. He is a post-graduate in Geology, worked as an Assistant Geologist in The Mysore Mines and Geology at Gulbarga before coming in touch with Kuvempu and was invited to the Kannada poet's meet during dasara festival in 1959. He worked as a lecturer in geology in Central College, Bangalore and then in Chitradurga. Later he taught in the Sahyadri First Grade College in Shimoga for two terms during 1967-72 and 1975-1978.
He is better known for Nityotsava (ನಿತ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ). In 1978, when the first audio cassette in Kannada light music was released, the song Nityotsava became popular, not only because of the tune, but also because of the lyrics.


Nissar Ahmed has translated Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s poems under the title Bari Maryadastare (ಬರೀ ಮರ್ಯಾದಸ್ತರೆ - Only Decent People) into Kannada. Ahmed’s poems such as Kurigalu saar naavu kurigalu (ಕುರಿಗಳು ಸಾರ್ ಕುರಿಗಳು), Bharatavu namma desha (ಭಾರತವು ನಮ್ಮ ದೇಶ) (translation of Sir Mohammed Iqbal’s Saare jahaan se accha (सारे जहां से अछ्छा)) and Benne kadda namma Krishna (ಬೆಣ್ಣೆ ಕದ್ದ ನಮ್ಮ ಕೃಷ್ಣ) reflect the multifacetedness of the poet. His poem Nimmodaniddu, nimmantaagade (ನಿಮ್ಮೊಡನಿದ್ದು, ನಿಮ್ಮಂತಾಗದೆ) painfully narrates the dilemma which he had to go through to retain his religious roots.


  • Pampa Award
  • Rajyotsava Award (1981)
  • Nadoja Award (2003)
  • Padma Shri (2008)
  • Honorary doctorate from Kuvempu University
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286. Thumbay Moideen

Thumbay Group
United Arab Emirates

Thumbay Moideen is a man of action, vision and is a determined personality to succeed, which is symbolized by the various achievements he has to his credit in all his endeavours.
A Third Generation Business Entrepreneur hailing from a well-known business family from Mangalore, Karnataka, Mr. Moideen took to business at a tender age of 21 years, and demonstrated his business acumen right from the beginning. Handling the mantle of a large business house established by his father Mr. Ahamed Hajee Mohiudeen in 1957, he took his businesses to great heights within a few years.
In the year 1998 he established the THUMBAY Group U.A.E which is a recognized fact that under his management the Thumbay Group, UAE has achieved tremendous growth and gave source of lively hood to hundreds of families over the last decade. The group has ventured into activities like timber, real estate, education, information technology, medical education and latest being establishing a chain of medical centers and pharmacies in and around U.A.E and with a vision to be a leader in the field of healthcare by 2010.
Thumbay Moideen has infused dedication, discipline and hard work at all levels of his organization. He enjoys a great deal of respect from all quarters of the society which is evident from the fact that he is invited by various associations and organizations to be on their board as an active office bearer or in an advisory capacity.
  • Chief Patron of Ajman Indian Association & Indian Business Council, Ajman
  • Chief Patron of Beary’s Association, Dubai.
  • Recipient of Best Achievement in the field of Medical Education & Healthcare Awarded by H.H Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi.
  • Recipient of award for ‘Achievements in the field of Medical Education & Healthcare’ by Karnataka Sangha, Sharjah.
  • Member of International Hospital federation-Ferney Voltaire, France (Greater Geneva Area).
  • President of Asian Hospital Federation- UAE Region

Company Profile

Mr. Moideen with great conviction, courage and confidence has established the first private medical college in UAE, known as Gulf Medical College Ajman, and GMC Hospital & Research Centre, Gulf Medical Centre & GMC Pharmacy in Dubai. The group also owns and runs the Body and Soul Health club – an International Chain of Health Clubs, Blends and Brews Coffee Shop – an International Chain of Coffee Shoppe.
Gulf Medical University (GMU) is currently recognized as an institution of higher education by Ministry of Education. The graduation certificate of all programs of the Gulf Medical University attested by the Ministry of Higher Education is accepted throughout the world.
The University offers the M.B.B.S-Bachelor of Medicine, B.P.T-Bachelor of Physiotherapy, D.M.D - Doctor of Dental Medicine, Pharm. D – Doctorate of Pharmacy and several other programs to students from more than 48 nationalities. Students participate in clinical training in leading universities and hospitals in several countries, including USA, UK, Germany, India, Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.
The Group, which has also established the GMC Hospital and Research Centre. This 250-bed facility happens to be the first private Teaching Hospital in the UAE. The hospital has qualified medical and paramedical staff offering their specialized services. The state-of-the-art facility boasts of a Women's Health Centre, Hi-Tech Laboratory, Modern ICU & CCU facilities, Pharmacy, Modern radiology department, On Call Doctor Service, and 24hrs Emergency are some of the popular services offered by the hospital. The Group has also established a hospital in Fujairah and a medical center in Dubai. Plans for new hospitals in Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman have been finalized.
The Thumbay Group’s first African Hospital Venture in Malawi is due to be operational in the beginning of January 2010. The GMC Hospitals in U.A.E is now one of the Largest Healthcare Providers in the private healthcare sector offering quality and affordable care to all sections of the society.

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285. Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan


Born:- 27th Dec 1796(Agra)

Died:- 15th Feb 1869

Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, pen-name Ghalib (Urdu/Persian) and Asad (former pen-name)(27 December 1796 ? 15 February 1869), was a renowned classical Urdu and Persian poet of the subcontinent. Most notably, he wrote several ghazals during his life, which have since been interpreted and sung in many different ways by different people. He is considered to be the most dominating poet of the Urdu language.


Mirza Ghalib was born in Agra to parents with Turkish aristocratic ancestry on 27th December 1796.
Mirza Asadullah Beg Khan — known to posterity as Ghalib, a `nom de plume’ he adopted in the tradition of all classical Urdu poets, was born in the city of Agra, of parents with Turkish aristocratic ancestry, probably on December 27th, 1797. As to the precise date, Imtiyaz Ali Arshi has conjectured, on the basis of Ghalib’s horoscope, that the poet might have been born a month later, in January 1798. The death of his father and uncle during his youth left Ghalib with no male-dominant figures. He then moved to Delhi.
Ghalib’s early education has always been a matter of confusion. There are no known records of his formal education, although it was known that his circle of friends in Delhi were some of the most intelligent minds of the time.
Around 1810, he was married into a family of nobles, at the age of thirteen. He had seven children, none of whom survived (this pain has found its echo in some of Ghalib’s ghazals). There are conflicting reports regarding his relationship with his wife. She was considered to be pious, conservative and God-fearing while Ghalib was carefree, unconventional without any scruples, and arguably not very religious, in the strict sense of the word.
Ghalib was very fond of drinking and gambling (in this respect, he himself admitted he was not quite a strict “Muslim”). Gambling used to be an offence in Delhi at that time and he was even apprehended once for having indulged in it in his own backyard. Ghalib also had an affair with a courtesan who quite admired his poetry. There still exists the First Information Report filed against Ghalib in Kotwali ( “Police Station” is a more convenient term in modern (English) language), Daryaganj, New Delhi that relates his rivalry with the then Kotwal when it came to the courtesan.
Ghalib never worked as such for a livelihood but lived on either state patronage, credit or generosity of his friends. His fame came to him posthumously. He had himself remarked during his lifetime that although his age ignored his greatness, it would be recognized by later generations. History has vindicated his claim. He also is arguably the most “written about” among Urdu poets. He died in Delhi on February 15th, 1869.

Contemporaries and disciples:

Ghalib’s closest rival was poet Zauq, tutor of Bahadur Shah Zafar II, the then emperor of India with his seat in Delhi. There are some amusing anecdotes of the competition between Ghalib and Zauq and exchange of jibes between them. However, there was mutual respect for each other’s talent. Both also admired and acknowledged the supremacy of Meer Taqi Meer, a towering figure of Urdu Poetry of 18th century. Another poet Momin, whose ghazals had a distinctly lyrical flavor, was also a famous contemporary of Ghalib.

Ghalib’s poetry:

Although Ghalib wrote in Persian as well, he is more famous for his ghazals written in Urdu. It is believed he wrote most of his very popular ghazals by the age of nineteen. His ghazals, unlike those of Meer Taqi Meer, contain highly Persianized Urdu, and are therefore not easily understood or appreciated by a vast majority of people without some extra effort. Before Ghalib, ghazal was primarily an expression of anguished love but he expressed philosophy, the travails of life and many such subjects, thus vastly expanding the scope of ghazal. This, together with his many masterpieces, will forever remain his paramount contribution to Urdu Poetry and Literature.
In keeping with the conventions of the classical ghazal, in most of Ghalib’s verses, the identity and the gender of the beloved is indeterminate. The beloved could be a beautiful woman, or a beautiful boy, or even God. As the renowned critic/poet/writer Shamsur Rahman Faruqui explains, since the convention of having the “idea” of a lover or beloved instead of an actual lover/beloved freed the poet-protagonist-lover from the demands of “realism”, love poetry in Urdu from the last quarter of the seventeenth century onwards consists mostly of “poems about love” and not “love poems” in the Western sense of the term. Ghalib’s poetry is a fine illustration of this. Ghalib also excels in deeply introspective and philosophical verses.
The first complete English translation of Ghalib’s love poems (ghazals) was written by Dr. Sarfaraz K. Niazi( and published by Rupa & Co in India and Ferozsons in Pakistan. The title of this book is Love Sonnets of Ghalib and it contains complete roman transliteration, explication and an extensive lexicon.

His Letters:

Not only Urdu poetry but the prose is also indebted to Mirza Ghalib. His letters gave foundation to easy and popular Urdu. Before Ghalib, letter writing in Urdu was highly ornamental. He made his letters “talk” by using words and sentences as if he were conversing with the reader. According to him “sau kos say ba-zabaan-e-qalam baatein kiya karo aur hijr mein visaal kay ma-zay liya karo” [ from hundred of miles talk with the tongue of the pen and enjoy the joy of meeting even when you are separated] His letters were very informal, some times he would just write the name of the person and start the letter. He himself was very humorous and also made his letter very interesting. He said “main koshish karta hoon keh koi aisi baat likhoon jo pa-rhay khoosh ho jaaye” [ I want to write the lines that whoever reads those should enjoy it] When the third wife of one of his friends died, he wrote… “Allah allah aik woh log hain jo teen teen dafah iss qaid say chhoot chu-kain hain aur aik hum hain keh aik ag-lay pachas baras say jo phansi ka phanda ga-lay mein parha hai to nah phanda hi tut-ta hai nah dum hi nikalta hai” [Allah Allah, there are some among us who have been freed from this prison three times and I have for the past 50 years this rope around my neck; neither this rope breaks nor it takes my life] Some scholars says that Ghalib would have the same place in Urdu literature if only on the basis of his letters.They have been beautifully translated into English by Ralph Russell, The Oxford Ghalib.

His Takhallus:

His original Takhallus (pen-name) was Asad but then he came across this ‘sher’ (couplet) which used the same takhallus:
Asad us jafaa par butoN say wafaa ki. Meray sher shabaash rahmat kHuda ki.
(Asad worshipped idols after being betrayed. O My Lion, mercy of God Be On You)
He apparently said, “Whoever authored this sher should get lots of rahmat (“mercy”) of God but if it is mine then lots of laanat (“shame”) on me!”, and he changed his takhallus to ‘Ghalib’, which literally means a conqueror.

Film,TV serial and Plays based on Ghalib:

Indian Cinema has paid a tribute to the legendary poet through a film (in sepia/black and white) named Mirza Ghalib (made in 1954) in which Bharat Bhushan plays Ghalib and Suraiya plays his courtesan lover, Chaudvin. The musical score of the film was composed by Ghulam Mohammed and his compositions of Ghalib’s famous ghazals are likely to remain everlasting favorites.
Pakistan Cinema has also paid tribute to the legendary poet through another film also named Mirza Ghalib. The film was directed by M.M. Billoo Mehra and produced as well by M.M. Billoo Mehra for S.K. Pictures. The music was composed by Tassaduq Hussain. The film starred Pakistan film superstar Sudhir playing Ghalib and Madam Noor Jehan playing his courtesan lover, Chaudvin. The film was released on November 24, 1961 and reached average status at the box-office, however, the music remains memorable in Pakistan to this day.
Gulzar produced a TV serial titled Mirza Ghalib. It was telecast on Doordarshan (the Indian National Channel) and was quite well-accepted and liked by viewers. Naseeruddin Shah played Ghalib in the serial. The ghazals were sung by Jagjit Singh and Chitra singh.
Pakistan government in 1969 commissioned Khaliq Ibrahim (died 2006) to make a documentary on Mirza Ghalib. The movie was completed in 1971-2, and is regarded as a masterpiece. It is said, that the movie–a docu-drama–was historically more correct than what the official Pakistan government point of view was. Thus, it was never released. Till this date, barring a few private viewing, the movie is lying with the Department of Films and Publication, Government of Pakistan. The movie was made on 16 mm format. Ghalib’s role was played by actor Subhani Bayunus, who later played this role in many TV productions.
Various Theatre groups have staged various plays related to the life of Mirza Ghalib,have shown different life styles and the way he used to live his life.One of the leading theatre group in New Delhi Pierrot?s Troupe staged a play named “GHALIB IN NEW DELHI” where it was shown if Ghalib returns back to his beloved Dilli.and what all changes will he see here.It is a comedy directed by Dr.M.Sayed Alam.
Synopsis  surveyor of original plays, particularly in the genre of comedy, in India, Pierrot?s Troupe brings, this time around, Ghalib In New Delhi — the most popular and critically acclaimed comedy play in recent times.This rip-roaring comedy has the great erstwhile Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib revisiting his beloved ?Dehli?, now ironically ?Delhi?, in 2007 to witness his posthumous fame, something that was quite elusive in his lifetime.The entire plot revolves around Ghalib striving against an omnipotent identity crisis, beginning with the occupants of his ?Haveli? mistaking him as Ghalib?s ?Jinn?. This forces him to stay with a ?Bihari? boy, Jai Hind, a Delhi University student, in a servant quarter. His confidence is further shattered when Jai Hind and his landlady Mrs. Chaddha recognize his worth only through the voice of Jagjit Singh, and the screen portrayal of Naseeruddin Shah. Persuaded by the duo and in desperate need of recognition, Ghalib decides to ?sell? himself. The consequent press conference turns out to be a damp squib with the journalists being more interested in post-conference snacks and juicy headlines. Ghalib then opts for an advertising agency to perpetuate his presence in the minds of the people. What is the fate of Ghalib? Does his rebirth spell further disaster? Is Delhi a mere travesty of his hopes and aspirations? The answer lies in watching Ghalib in New Delhi, a laugh riot posing some serious questions about the stagnating moral codes.

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284. Abdul Qavi Desnavi

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BornNovember 1, 1930(1930-11-01)
Bihar, India
DiedJuly 7, 2011(2011-07-07) (aged 80)
Bhopal, India

Abdul Qavi Desnavi(Urdu: عبدالقوى دسنوى), November 1,1930 - July 7, 2011) was an Indian eminent Writer, Critic, Bibliographist, Linguist and Scholar of Urdu language. He has authored more than 50 books on Urdu literature. His books also translated in other languages. His important work was about Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Mirza Ghalib, Allama Muhammad Iqbal and litterateurs of Bhopal. He was recipient of several awards. He received Senior Fellowship from the Union Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. His great treatise was a voluminous book on one of India’s frontline freedom fighter and first Union Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad over 900 pages titled "Hayat-e-Abul Kalam Azad" which he penned in the year 2000. It was acclaimed nationally and internationally.


Desnavi was born on November 1, 1930 in village Desna of block Asthawan in Nalanda district Bihar. He was belonged to the family of Great Muslim scholar Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, who was one of the eminent historian and biographers of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, during his times. He was the 2nd son of late Prof. S.M. Saeed Raza, who was Professor of Urdu, Arabic and Persian languages in St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. His elder brother was Prof. Syed Mohi Raza and younger brother was Syed Abdul Wali Desnavi.
Many scholars,poets and teachers of today such as lyricist Javed Akhtar, Poet Mushtaq Singh, Prof. Muzaffar Hanfi, Selani Silwatte, Prof. Khalid Mehmood, Prof. Mohammed Naumaan Khan, Prof. Afaq Husain Siddiqui, Poet Iqbal Masood, Dr.Iqbal Masood Nadvi, Ahsam Uddin Farooqui, Khurshid Akhtar, Mohammed Naseem, Dr. Qamar Ali Shah, Prof. Yaqoob Yawar, Molana Sharafat Ali Nadvi, Prof. Arjumand Bano Afshan etc. were under his tutelage during their student days in Bhopal and are now sparkling in the Urdu world. Under his guidance many students attained PhD degrees.


Desnavi had his primary education in Arrah town of Bihar state. After completing his Graduation & Post Graduation in First Division from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, he joined Department of Urdu in Saifia Post Graduate College in February 1961. He became Professor and Head of the Urdu Department of Saifia P.G. College. He was well-known literary figure in India and in the Urdu world. He retired in 1990. He was also holding many Honorary positions as,

  • Additional Principal of Saifia Post Graduate College, Bhopal.(1983–1985).
  • Secretary of Madhya Pradesh Urdu Academy, Bhopal, (1991–92).
  • Elected Member Majlis E Aam Anjuman Taraqqui Urdu (Hind), New Delhi (1979–1984).
  • Member of All India Anjuman Taraqui Urdu Board, New Delhi, (1977–1978).
  • Member of Program Advisory Committee, All India Radio, Bhopal (1978–1979).
  • Member Executive Council, Barkatullah University Bhopal, (1980–1982).
  • Chairman of Board of Studies,Urdu, Persian & Arabic, Barkatullah University Bhopal, (1977–1980) and (1984–1985).
  • Dean Faculty of Arts, Barkatullah University Bhopal, (1980–1982).
  • Member Working Committee, Taj-ul-Masajid, Bhopal.


  • Shibli Award, Mumbai, 1957.
  • Senior Fellowship, Ministry of Education & Culture, Government Of India for 4 Years, 1979-1983.
  • Awarded Sanad “Imteyaz Meer” All India Meer Academy, Lucknow 1981.
  • Nawab Siddique Hasan Khan Provincial Award, Bhopal 1986.
  • Bihar Urdu Academy Award, for recognition of Urdu services (1988–89) and (1989–90)
  • All India "Parvez Shahidi Award" West Bengal Urdu Academy, Calcutta 1998.

 Awards on Books

  • Sat Tahriren, Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy Lucknow, 1975.
  • Uneesween Sadi Mein Iqbal, Bihar Urdu Academy Patna, 1977.
  • Motala-E-Khotoot Ghalib, Bihar Urdu Academ Patna, 1979.
  • Motala-E-Ghobar-E-Khatir, Bihar Urdu Academy Patna, 1981.
  • Iqbaliat Ki Talash, Bihar Urdu Academy Patna, 1984.
  • Abul Kalam Azad Academy, Bihar Urdu Academy Patna, 1987.
  • Yadgar—E—Suleman, Maghribi Bengal Urdu Academy Calcutta, 1984.
  • Talash—E—Azad Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy Lucknow, 1991.
  • Talash—E—Azad Bihar Urdu Academy Patna, 1991.
  • Talash—E—Azad West Bengal Urdu Academy Calcutta, 1993.
  • Urdu Shairi Ki Gayarah Awazain Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy Lucknow, 1993.
  • Urdu Shairi Ki Gayarah Awazain Bihar Urdu Academy Patna, 1993.

Books Published

Research And Critical Work

  • Ek Aur Mashriqi Kutub Khana Publisher, Jamiat Tulba, Desna, 1954.
  • Hasrat Ki Siyasi Zindagi Publisher, Jamiat Tulba, Desna, 1956.
  • Allama Iqbal Bhopal Mein Publisher, Dept. of Urdu Saifia College,Bhopal, 1967.
  • Bhopal Aur Ghalib Publisher, Dept. of Urdu Saifia College,Bhopal, 1969.
  • Nuskha-E-Bhopal Aur Nuskha-A-Bhopal Sani Publisher, Dept. of Urdu Saifia College,Bhopal, 1970.
  • Ek Shahar Panch Mushahir Publisher, Naseem Book Depot, 1973.
  • Motala—E—Khotoot—E—Ghalib 1975, (Edition 2nd) 1979.
  • Sat Tahriren Publisher, Naseem Book Depot, 1975.
  • Talash-O—Taasur Publisher, Naseem Book Depot, 1977.
  • Mehdi Hassan Efadi Publisher, Naseem Book Depot, 1977.
  • Iqbal Uneesween Sadi Mein Publisher, Naseem Book Depot, 1977.
  • Iqbal Aur Dilli Publisher Nai Awaz Jamia Nagar New Delhi, 1978.
  • Motala-E-Ghobar-E—Khatir Publisher Nai Awaz Jamia Nagar New Delhi,1981.
  • Iqbal Aur Darul Iqbal Bhopal Publisher, Naseem Book Depot,1983.
  • Iqbaliat Ki Talash Makataba Jamia, 1984.
  • Iqbaliat Ki Talash Publisher, Globe Publishers, Urdu Bazar Lahore, Pakistan 1985.
  • Abul Kalam Azad Urdu, Publisher Sahitya Akademi1987.
  • Maulana Abul Kalam Mohiuddin Ahmad Azad Dehlavi 1988.
  • Talash—E—Azad Publisher, Maharashtra Urdu Academy.
  • Talash-i-Azad,Shaqsiyat,Khidmat,Chand Jhelkian Maktaba Jamia-New Delhi, 1990.
  • Ajnabi Shahr 1992.
  • Urdu Shairi Ki Gayarah AwazainPublisher, Nai Awaz Jamia Nagar New Delhi.
  • Masreen wa Mutaliqat AzadPublisher Nai Awaz Jamia Nagar New Delhi.
  • Hayat Abul Kalam Azad Publisher, Modern Publishing House New Delhi, 2000.
  • Mai Urdu Hoon 2006.

Compilation Work

  • Editor, Karwane Adab - Urdu Deptt.St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, 1957.
  • Aur Hindustan Jag Utha 1963.
  • Mazameen Lisan-un-Sidque 1967.
  • Qadir Nama-E—Ghalib 1971.
  • Nazr—E-Sajjad (1974)
  • Mirza Salaamat Ali Dabeer 1977.
  • Bachon Ka Iqbal 1978.
  • Abdul Haque Banam Mahvi 1980.
  • Nazre—Takhallus 1981.
  • Armoghane-Saifia (Co—Editor) 1986.
  • Mahanama Lisan-un-Sidque 1988.
  • Jawaharlal—O—Azad (Co—Editor) 1990.
  • Fakhernama (Co—Editor) 1997.
  • Dur Dais Se 2005


  • Ghalibyat 1969.
  • Anis Numa 1973.
  • Hindustan Main Iqbaliat 1976.
  • Dhanpat Rai Nawab Rai Premchand 1981.
  • Yadgar—E—Sulaiman 1984.
  • Yadgar—E—Azad 1989.


  • Mataihiyat
  • Bombai Se Bhopal Tek 2004.

Books Translated in other Languages

  • Abul Kalam Azad Hindi language Translated by Janki Prashad sharma, Publisher Sahitya Akademi(1987)
  • Abul Kalam Azad Punjabi language Translated Inder Singh Raz Publisher Sahitya Akademi (1988)
  • Abul Kalam Azad English language Translated Syeda Syedain Hamid Publisher Sahitya Akademi(1991)
  • Abul Kalam Azad Maithili language Translated Fazlur Rehman Hashmi Publisher Sahitya Akademi Academy(1994)

Articles Published In Special Edition Of Magazines

Out of more than 300 Articles, Few of his Articles are listed below
  • Azad Number, Urdu Adab, Aligarh (1959) “Lisanussidque”
  • Ghalib Number, Urdu Adab Aligarh (1969) "Khum Khana-E-Jawaid Aur Ghaltb”
  • Ghalib Number,Jamia Delhi (1969) “Maulana Abbas Rafat”
  • Ghalib Number Shair, Bombay (1969) “Yar Mohammad Khan Shokat
  • Ghalib Number—(I) Nuqoosh, Lahore Pakistan (1969) “Ghalib Ke Khelaf Ek Kitab Ka Taaruf”
  • Ghalib Number—(III) Nuqoosh, Lahore Pakistan (1971)
    • Qadir Nama
    • Biyaz—E—Ghalib (Nuskha—E—Bhopal Sani)
  • Ghalib Number Urdu Karachi (1969) “Abul Fazal Mohammad Rafat Sherwani”
  • Ghalib Number Adab—E—Lateef Lahore (1969) "Ghalib Ka Ek Shagird”
  • Ghalib Number, Nai Qadren, Hyderabad Pak (1969) Ghalib Aur April Fool
  • Ghalib Number Naya Daur, Lucknow (1969) “Bhopal Aur Ghalib”
  • Ghalib Number Ajkal, Delhi (1969) “Insha-E-Noor Chashm”
  • Ghalib Number Subras, Hyderabad (1969) Hashmi Aur Nuskha-E-Hameedia
  • Ghalib Number Majalla—E—Saifia(1969—70) “Nuksha-E-Bhopal Aur Nuskha-E-Bhopal Sani”
  • Ghalib Number (II) Urdu-E-Molla, Delhi (1961) Ghalib Numa
  • Iqbal Number (I), Nuqoosh, Lahore Pakistan (Sep. 1977) Hayat—E—Iqbal
  • Iqbal Number (II), Nuqoosh Lahore Pakistan (Dec.1977)
  • Yadgar—E—Iqbal, Majalla—E—Saifia, Bhopal (1980)
  • Nadvi Number, Subras Hyderabad (April 1968), "Najeeb Ashraf Nadvi"
  • Ehtisham Hussain Number, Frogh e Urdu Lucknow (1974)
  • Ehtisham Number Aahang Gaya (Jul-Nov.1973)
  • Abdul Haque Number Quami Zaban (1967) “Mahvi Siddique”
  • Talimi Number, Albilagh, Bombay (Dec. 1954)
  • Jan Nisar Akhtar Number Fan Aur Shkshiyat, Bombay (1976) “Jan Nisar Ki Ghazlen”
  • Chakbast Number, Froghe Urdu Lucknow (1977) “Chakbast Ki Nazmen”
  • Krishin Chander Number, Shair Bombay (1977) “Krishn Chander Ki Yad”
  • Dabir Number, Kitab Numa Delhi (1977) “Mirza Salamat Ali Dabir Aur Dabiryat”
  • Abdul Majid Daryabadi Number, Naya Daur, Lucknow
  • Khalilur Rahman Azmi Number, Shair Bombay “Hayat Khalilur Rahman Azmi”
  • Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari Number, Ajkal (Delhi. 1981)
  • Faiz Ahmad Faiz Number, Fan Aur Shaksiat Bombay (March 1979 —March 1981)
  • Qateel Shifai Number, Fan Aur Shaksiat Bombay, (June 1982) “Ek Khat Ek Khushboo"
  • Firaq Number, Naya Daur Lucknow, (March–May 1982) “Firaq Ek Qabil Qadar Danishwar Ek
  • Salnama Nuqoosh Lahore,Pakistan (June 1985) “Maktoob Nigar Firaq”
  • Firaq Gorakhpuri Number, Urdu Adab Delhi, (1983—84) “Maktoob Nigar Firaq”
  • Allama Mehvi Siddique Number, Asbaq Poona (1983) “Maulana Mehvi Siddique”
  • Sahir Number, Fan Aur Shaqsiyat, Bombay (1985) “Sahir Talkhyan Parchaiyan”
  • Iqbal Number, Urdu Adab Delhi (1979) “Hindustan Mein Iqbalyat”
  • Sahafat Number-2, Ajkal Delhi (1984) “Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Aur Haftwar Paigham”
  • Akbari Iqbal Number, Shagoofa, Hyderabad (1986) “Iqbal Ki Tanzia Aur Mizahia Shairy”
  • Majrooh Sultanpuri Number Chiragh, Bombay
  • Mohammad Tofail Number, Nuqoosh Lahore Pakistan(July 1987)
  • Yad—A—Raftagan Number, (Hissa—E-Avval) Naya Daur Lucknow (1988)
  • Ganesh Bihari Tarz Number, Fan Aur Shakhsiyat(Sept. 1988) “Ganesh Bihari Tarz”
  • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Number, Aiwan—E—Urdu Delhi — (Dec. 1988)
  • Abul Kalam Azad Number, Naya Daur,Lucknow
    • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Ka Siyasi Safar Pahil! Graftari Tak
  • Abul Kalam Azad Number, Rooh-E—Adab - Calcutta
    • Abul Kalam Azad Wadi-E-Shaery Mein
    • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Calcutta Par Qarz

 Articles Published In Books

  • Maulana Mahvi Siddique Bachon Key Sahir Balak Bagh Mayar—A—Adab Book Depot (1976)
  • Akbar Ka Zamana Fan Aur Unki Gazal Goyee Ka Avvali Daur, Akbar Allahabadi : Bihar Urdu Academy Patna (1984)
  • Allama Sulaiman Nadvi Aur Reyasat Bhopal Motala—E-Sulaiman : Darul Uloom, Tajul Masajid, Bhopal (1986)
  • Malik Ram Aur Abul Kalam Azad, Malik Ram Ek Motalea : Maktaba Jamia Ltd., New Delhi (1986)
  • Iqbal Ki Urdu Ghazal Goi (1905 Tak) Ramooz—E—Iqbal : Shoba—E—Urdu, Calcutta University, Calcutta (1984)
  • Mohib—E-Watan Hall,Hali Fan Aur Shakhsiat Haryana Sahitya Academy, Chandigarh (1986)
  • Zakir Hussain Sahib - Baten Uski Yad Ati Hain Naqsh-E-Zakir Maktaba Jamia,New Delhi (1987)
  • Syed Sulaiman Nadvi Ka Urdu Kalam Allama Syed Sulaiman Nadvi,Bihar Urdu Academy, Patna (1988)
  • Azad Key Sahafati Safar Ki Pahli Manzil, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Bihar Urdu Academy Patna (1989)


  • Iqbal Review (Hyderabad) : Ajkal, Delhi (Sep.1979)
  • Iqbal, Nazrul Aur Tagore  : Ajkal, Delhi (Sep.1979)
  • Iqbal Jamia Ke Mosannefeen Ki Nazar Mein, Ajkal, N.Delhi Nov.1979 (Dr. Narang)
  • Jaiza Makhtootat Urdu (Mushfiq Khawaja), Shanaqt Bhopal No.
  • Iqbal Review (Hyderabad) : Shanakht Bhopal No. 2 (1980)
  • Maasreen (Maulana Abdul Majid Daryabad) Sahir Bombay Vol. 51 — No. 7 (1980)
  • Wazahati Kitabiyat (Dr.Gopi Chand Narang) & Dr. Hanfi, Kitab Numa Delhi (Dec. 1980)
  • Namood—E-Hasti (Dr. Mohammad Hasnain), Zabano-O-Adab Patna (Jan — March 1982)
  • Anees Shanasi (Dr. Gopi Chand Narang, Kitab Numa Delhi (March 1983)
  • Urdu Nazm Moarra Aur Azad Nazm, Dr. Hanif Kaifi, Kitab Numa Delhi (July 1984)
  • Urdu Afsana Revayat Aur Masael (Dr.Gopi Chand Narang), Jaiza Edit: Muzaffar Hanfi, Khalid Mahmood
  • Mir Taqi Mi Number (Nuqoosh Lahore) Jaiza:Muzaffar Hanfi Khalid Mahmood.
  • Jaiza (Muzaffar Hanfi & Khalid Mahmood) Kitab Numa Delhi.
  • Tilamza-E—Ghalib (Malik Ram)Kitab Numa Delhi, (April 1986)
  • Guftar—E—Ghalib (Malik Ram) Kitab Numa Delhi, (Aug. 1986)
  • Tuhfa-E-Suroor Shamsur Rehman Farooqi Kitab Numa Delhi (Jan 1987)
  • Jagti Raton Ki Fasl (Murtaza Ali Shad) Ajkal Delhi (May 1989)
  • Kuch Abul Kalam Azad Ke Bare Mein -Malik Ram Ajkal Delhi (Feb 1990)

 Prefaces,Introductions,Impressions & Letters

  • Taaruf Samunder Ashna (Khalid Mahmood)(1982)
  • Taaruf Naqd Bijnori (Hadiqa Begam) (1984)
  • Pesh Lafz Haftrang (Shahid, Meer) (1981)
  • Pesh Lafz Phulwari (Hafiz Abdul Razzaq Baqvi) (1982)
  • Pesh Lafz Dr. Muzaffar Hanfi (Dr. Mahboob, Rahi) (1986)
  • Pesh Lafz Raqs—E—Nawa (Nusrat Siddique) (1988)
  • Taasurat Nigam Number Naya Daur Lucknow (1982)
  • Tajzia Suraj Mukhi (Sham Barakpuri) Dragone (1986)
  • Pesh Lafz Motaleat (Dr. Nasim Shahanvi) (1981)

 Articles Read In Seminar

  • Iqbal Ki Nazm—Goi (1901—1905):Iqbal Sadi Taqribat Calcutta University, (1979)
  • Akbar Ka Zarifana Kalam : Chotha All India Jushan Zarafat, Patna (1980)
  • Ghalib Sadi Say Iqbal Aur Prem Chand Sadi Tak
  • Iqbal Ki Tanzia Aur Mazahiashair Yom—E-Iqbal, Iqbal Academy Hyderabad (1980)
  • Iqbal Aur Khawja Hassan Nizami
  • Chaodhwin Sadi Hijir Main Urdu Key Zarya Din Ki Khidmat
  • Syed Fazlul Hassan Hasrat Mohani Pahilibar Qaid Farag mein
  • Akbar Allahabadi Ka Zamana, Fan Aur Gazal Goi Ki Avvalin (1983)
  • Syed Sulaiman Nadvi Ka Urdu Kalam
  • Maulana Syed Sulaiman Nadvi Aur Riyasat Bhopal
  • Mohib-E-Watan Hall Taqribat Yom-E-Hali,Haryana Sahitya Academy, Chandigarh.
  • Azad Key Sahafaty Safar Ki Pahli Manzil-Lisanussidque
  • Iqbal Aur Unkey Ek Jalilul Qadar Hamasr Abul Kalam Azad
  • Maulana Azad Pahli Bar Qaid-E-Farang Mein

 Under his Guidance PhD Degree Awarded by Barkatullah University to the following Students

  • Dr. Muzzafer Hanafi - "Shad Arfi Shaksiat Aur Fun" 1974 Published - 1977
  • Dr. Hadiqa Bagum - "Abdul Rehman Bijnori Hayat Aur Khidmat" 1981 Published - 1984
  • Dr. Naseem Shanvi- "Urdu Tanquid Ka Marxi Dabistan"1981
  • Dr. Mohammed Ayub Khan - "Iqbal Aur Gazal Goi" 1982
  • Dr. Safia Wadood - "Takhalus Bhopali Hayat Aur Khidmat" 1984 Published - 1993
  • Dr. Arjumand Bano - " Riasat Bhopal Aur Mushahir Urdu" 1989
  • Dr. Shan Ahmed Fakhri - "Sironj Ki Khidmat"1990 Published - 1999
  • Dr. Yaqoob Ali Khan - "Taraqqui Pasand Shairi Aik Jaiza"1990 Published - 1997
  • Dr. Mohammed Naumaan Khan - "Bhopal Main Urdu Inzamam Ke Baid"1990

Articles on Abdul Qavi Desnavi

  • Urdu Ke Aik Bisaar Naweis Qalam Kar by Dr. Giyan Chand Jain - America.
  • Prof. Abdul Qavi Desnavi, Bahasiyat Azad Shinas by Prof. Riyaz Ur Rehman Sherwani - Aligarh.
  • Abdul Qavi Desnavi, Aik Jasoos Aik Mukhber by Ibrahim Yusuf - Bhopal.
  • Abdul Qavi Desnavi, Aik Iqbal Shinas by Dr. Rafi Uddin Hashmi - Pakistan.
  • Abul Kalam Azad Per Aik Nazer by Dr. Mohi Raza - Mumbai.
  • Abdul Qavi Desnavi Ki Tanqeed Nigari by Dr. Hamid Husain - Bhopal.
  • Abdul Qavi Desnavi Watan Mein Ujnabi by Prof. Abdul Mughni - Patna.
  • Abdul Qavi Desnavi, Bahasiyat Ghalib Shinas by Prof. Hanif Naqvi - Banaras.
  • Qavi Sahab by Prof. Muzaffer Hanafi - Delhi.
  • Abdul Qavi Desnavi Aur Bhopal by Hakim Syed Zullul Rehaman - Aligarh.
  • Abdul Qavi Desnavi Roshini Ka Humsafer by Ishrat Qaudri - Bhopal.
  • Abdul Qavi Desnavi Aur Bhopal by Syed Akhtar Husain (Master Akhtar) - Bhopal.
  • Yadash Bakhair by Dr. Adam Shaikh - Mumbai.
  • Yadyare Maherbain by Dr. Mujahid Husain - Mumbai.
  • Abdul Qavi Desnavi, Bahasiyat Ghalib Shinas by Prof. Hanif Naqvi - Banaras.
  • Chend Lamhat Abdul Qavi Desnavi Ki Sath by Hamid Surti - Mumbai.
  • Qavi Sahab Aik Misali Ustad, Misali Insan by Prof. Afaq Husain Siddiqui - Ujjain.
  • Sarzamin Bhopal Ka Hudi Khuwan by Arif Aziz - Bhopal.
  • Haqiqi Muhabe Urdu Abdul Qavi Desnavi by Kausar Siddiqui - Bhopal.
  • Qavi Sahab Aur Bhopal by Yaqub Yawar - Banaras.
  • Abdul qavi Desnavi Aik Nazeer Saz Shaksiyat by Dr. Gulam Husain - Ujjain.
  • Mushafeq Ustad Prof. Abdul Qavi Desnavi by Farhat Jehan - Bhopal.
  • Abdul Qavi Desnavi, Hema Jihat Shaksiyat by Syed Anwar Husain Anwar - Berasiya.
  • Kuch Mere Aur Abdul Qavi Desnavi Ke Bara Mein by Nissar Rahi - Bhopal.
  • Ustad Muhtram by Ahsaam Uddin Farooqui - New Delhi
  • Prof. Abdul qavi Desnavi, Shaksiyat Ke Aina Mein by Saifi Sironjee - Sironj.
  • Aber Nissyan by Dr. Shan Fakhri - Sironj.
  • Qavi Sahab Meri Nazar Mein by Prof. Arjumand Bano Afshan - Bhopal.
  • Abdul qavi Desnavi, Mere Mohsin Mere Ustad by Mohammed Naseem - New Delhi.
  • Kirdar Saaz Ustad by Zaibun Nisa Siddiqui - Bhopal.
  • Saifia College Shobai Urdu Aik Missali Terbiyat Gah by Dr. Khalid Mehmood - New Delhi.
  • Abdul qavi Desnavi, Aik Yaddasht by Siddiqur Rehman Qidwai.
  • Abdul qavi Desnavi, Mumbai se Bhopal Tek by Prof. Abdul Sattar Dalvi - Mumbai.
  • Ah Qavi Sahab, by Prof. Muzaffer Hanafi - New Delhi.
  • Prof. Abdul qavi Desnavi, Urdu Science Nawaz Shaksiyat by Mohammed Khalil - New Delhi.

 Poems on Abdul Qavi Desnavi

  • Pasban-e-Urdu by Rahbar Joanpuri.
  • Nazre Abdul Qavi Desnavi by Arshad Siddiqui.
  • Anjuman Ilm-O-Kamal by Zafar Sahbai.
  • Herf-e-Khuloos by Kausar Siddiqui.
  • Shan-e-Imtiaz by Zafar Naseemi.
  • Qandil-e-Hikmat,Abdul Qavi Desnavi by Wafa Siddiqui.
  • Kharaj-e-Tehsin by Arman Akberabadi.
  • Pahchaan Hei Saifia by Kamil Baihzadi.
  • Prof. Abdul Qavi Desnavi by Mateen Qurashi Shaheed.
  • Aik Nazem by Iqbal Masood.

Illness and Death

Prof. Desnavi died at about 5 am on 7 July 2011 in a private hospital where he was admitted following complaints of old age related diseases. He is survived by his wife, three sons and four daughters and a large number of relatives and Literary friends to mourn his loss. He was buried to rest in Bada- Bagh graveyard in the evening after “Maghrib” prayers wherein a large number of literary personalities and elite of the town participated in his funeral procession.

Source : Wikipedia