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Awards: 16-28 February 2002
Eminent scientist and professor emeritus of the Department of Botany of Aligarh Muslim University
Prof Abrar Mustafa Khan’s name has been announced for Dr AP Misra Memorial Award by Indian Festive Pathological Society for his life-long services in the field of plant pathology. The award will be presented to him on the occasion of 54th National Convention at Kasarkod, Kerala. Dr Khan is considered father of the plat pneumatology and his research theses have been published in authoritative journals of the world. He has also been President of the Plan Pneumatological Society and is a Fellow of National Academy as well.
Suhail Ayyub, teacher of the polytechnic civil engineering of Aligarh Muslim University has been honoured with National Award by Indian Society for Technical Education for his valuable services in the field of ecological engineering.
The award was presented to him on the occasion of 31st National Convention at the Institute of Technology in Bhubaneshwar.
Literature, politics, culture of film, whatever be the faculty, a man’s struggle, his feats, bring him name and prestige.
Noor Muhammad Abdur Rahman Merchant known as Ismail Merchant is one such person. He has been nominated for this year’s Padmabhushan award, the country’s second highest civilian honour. Others who include the race are theatre personality Habib Tanveer and tabla maestro Zakir Hussain. Musician Ustad Abdul Lateef Khan has been nominated for Padma Shri.
A reception was hosted in honour of Dr Fazlur Rahman Sharar Misbahi, deputy medical superintendent of the Government Tibbiya College, Karolbagh, New Delhi on receiving Rajya Chikitsa Award, by Haji Ali Ahmad Ansari, general secretary of All India Momin Conference. The award was presented to him by Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dixit on 14 January at Maulana Azad Medical College Auditorium in recognition of his medical services.
GA Bhat, director of Fire Services and SC Bakshi, assistant director of FS have been awarded gallantry medals by the President of India. The awardees also include the following fire service personnel: GH Bhat, NA Ganai, FA Rafaqi, Bashiruddin, MA Mallah, Muhammad Ramzan, Nazir Ahmad Kharoo and AR Sheikh.
Javed Ahmad Bhat, junior assistant of SSRB, Jammu has been honoured for exhibiting extraordinary courage providing succor to the government employees injured in the 1st October grenade attack last year. The award consists of a certificate and a cash prize of Rs 1000. Javed is also a gold medalist in the ancient Indian martial arts.
Nilambur Ayesha has been selected for the N Balan award instituted by N Balan Anusmarana Samiti. The honour goes to Ayesha for her contribution in the field of visual media in Malayalam language. The award carries a memento and citation. The playwright KT Muhammad was the winner of the first award instituted by the Samiti. The award was presented at a function held in Calicut on Feb.4
Azhikode, noted writer and social critic, has been selected for the CN Ahmad Moulavi MSS endowment award for the year 2002. The award instituted by the Muslim Service Society in memory of the famous Qur'an commentator and reformist the late CN Ahmad Moulavi, goes to Prof. Azhikode for his contributions in the cultural field of Kerala and his relentless struggle for the cause of communal harmony and other human values. Prof. Azhikode is known for his uncompromising fight against communal forces through his writings and oratory. KG Raghavan Nair, who translated Holy Qur'an into Malayalam in the form of poems, Dr. CK Karim, historian and KP Rabia, social activist were the winners of the award in previous years.
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