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436. Muslim Saleem

Muslim Saleem (born 1950) is a great Urdu poet, writer and journalist and creator of massive directories of Urdu poets and writers on different blogs. These directories include 1. Urdu poets and writers of India part-1  2. . Urdu poets and writers of India part-II  3.  Urdu poets and writers of World part-I  4.  Urdu poets and writers of World part-II, 5. Urdu poets and writers of Madhya Pradesh, 6. Urdu poets and writers of Allahabad, 7. Urdu poets and writers of Shajahanpur, 8. Urdu poets and writers of Jammu-Kashmir and Kashmiri Origin, 9. Urdu poets and writers of Hyderabad, 10. Urdu poets and writers of Augrangabad, 11. Urdu poets and writers of Maharashtra 12. Urdu poets and writers of Tamil Nadu, 13, Urdu poets and writers of Karnataka 14. Urdu poets and writers of Gujarat, 15. Urdu poets and writers of Uttar Pradesh, 16. Urdu poets and writers of Canada, 17. Urdu poets and writers of Burhanpur, 18. Urdu poets and writers of West Bengal 19. Female Urdu poets and writers, 20. Hindu Naatgo Shuara etc.

 Muslim Saleem was born in 1950 at Shahabad, Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh in India, brought up in Aligarh, and educated at Aligarh Muslim University. He is the son of the well-known Urdu poet Saleem Wahid Saleem. He has lived in Bhopal, India since 1979.
 Muslim Saleem studied right from class 1 to BA honours in AMU schools and University. He completed his primary education from AMU Primary School, Qazi Para Aligarh (Now converted into a girls school of AMU). He passed high school exam from AMU City School, Aligarh and B.A. Hons (Political Science) from Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh. Later, Muslim Saleem did M.A. in Arabic from Allahabad University during his stay in Allahabad.
 Muslim Saleem began his career as a journalist in the Urdu-language newspaper Aftab-e-Jadeed, Bhopal. He is multilingual journalist having worked on top posts with Dainik Bhaskar (Hindi), Central Chronicle (English), National Mail (English), News Express (English) and most recently as the chief copy editor of the Hindustan Times in Bhopal. At present, Muslim Saleem is English news advisor to Directorate of Public Relations, Government of Madhya Pradesh. (as on December 1, 2012).
Works and awards
 Muslim Saleem has been appointed as Patron of Indo-Kuwait Friendship Society. He is the author of Aamad Aamad, a compilation of his poetry published by Madhya Pradesh Urdu Academi. Several of his couplets are well known in the Urdu language. He won the Yaad-e-Basit Tarhi Mushaira, a poetry competition, in 1982. In 1971, Muslim Saleem was awarded by Ismat Chughtai for his Afsana “Nangi Sadak Par” at AMU Aligarh. His ghazals and short stories have been published in Urdu-language publications Shair, Ahang, Asri, Adab, Agai, Naya Daur, Sada-e-Urdu, Nadeem and other periodicals and magazines. His work in service of the Urdu language was recognized in a special 2011 edition of the periodical Abadi Kiran, devoted to his work. Evenings in his honour have been organised in a number of cities. Muslim Saleem is currently compiling a massive database of poets and writers of the Urdu language, both historic and currently active.
 Translation of Muslim Saleem’s work in English
 Great scholar Dr. Shehzad Rizvi based in Washington has translated Muslim Saleem’s ghazals in English even though they have never met. Dr. Rizvi saw Muslim Saleem’s ghazals on websites and was so moved that he decided to translate them.
 Praise by poets and writers
 Great poet and scholar of Urdu and Persian Dr. Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi has also written a number of poetic tributes to Muslim Saleem. Dr. Azmi and Muslim Saleem are yet to meet face to face. Beside this, great short-story writer and critic Mehdi Jafar (Allahabad, Bashir Badr (Bhopal), Jafar Askari (Lucknow), Prof. Noorul Husnain (Aurangabad), Kazim Jaffrey (Lahore) and a host of others have written in-depth articles defining Muslim Saleem’s poetry.
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435. Dr. Salim Yusuf

MBBS, MD (Bangalore), DPhil (Oxford), MRCP

Dr. Yusuf, a graduate of St. John's Medical College, Bangalore University, India, was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship that took him to Oxford where he completed a doctorate and underwent clinical training in cardiology. In 1984, he moved to the National Institutes of Health as a scientific project officer of several landmark studies (SOLVD, DIG, and the post-CABG studies) and as Chairman of the working group for the Women's Health clinical trial.
Dr. Yusuf became Acting Chief of the Clinical Trials Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and held a number of appointments at the Uniformed Services, University of Health Sciences. In 1992, Dr. Yusuf became Director of the Division of Cardiology, McMaster University, and Director of the Preventive Cardiology and Therapeutic Program, Hamilton Civic Hospitals Research Centre; in 1999, he became the Director of the Population Health Research Institute; he is also Professor of Medicine. Recently, he has been the principal investigator and chairman of several major trials such as HOPE, OASIS, RESOLVD, INTERHEART, SHARE, etc. Dr. Yusuf has conducted studies in Canada, India, and 50 other countries examining why individuals of different ethnic backgrounds experience different heart disease rates.

As Professor and Director of Cardiology he is also lead clinical investigator on the CURE study ( lopidogrel in nstable Angina to Prevent Recurrent Ischemic vents), a large-scale international trial, investigating antiplatelet therapy in acute coronary syndrome.
He holds an endowed Chair for Research from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and is a senior scientist of the Canadian Institute of Health Research. Dr. Yusuf has published more than 300 papers, and edits the Journal of Evidence-Based Cardiology and Textbook of Evidence-Based Cardiovascular Medicine.

Dr. Yusuf received many international awards in the areas of thrombolysis, antithrombotics, prevention of vascular diseases, congestive heart failure, and meta-analytic approaches to the evaluation of clinical trials. These include the Durrer Lecturer (1988), Professional of the Year, Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (1996), NIH Group Award (1992), Sol Sherry Lecturer Award from the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis (1999), Honorary fellowship of the Polish Cardiac Society 91995) and Venezuelan Cardiac Societies (1999), and the Research Achievement Award of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (1999).
Dr. Yusuf has trained several researchers who are now active in several parts of the world.

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