MAULANA MOHAMMAD SHAHABUDDIN
NADWI, an authority on Qur'anic sciences, was posthumously honoured with 4th Shah Waliullah Award on 27 March at an impressive function held at Jamia Millia Islamia's Ansari Auditorium. Supreme Court's former Cheif Justice A.M. Ahmadi presented the award to late Maulana Shahabuddin's son, Maulana Jamilur Rahman Nadwi. The award is instituted by Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) and given every year to eminent persons for their distinguished contribution or performance in the fields of literature, law, Islamic theology and social services. The award carries a cash award of Rs 1 lakh and a memento.
Girls High School Hindi teacher of AMU's DR SHAGUFTA NEYAZ was recently given this year's All India Shri Daadoo Sevak Samaj Award for her published works on Sant Daadoo Dayal. She was given the award by Union deputy minister for social welfare and justice, Kailash Meghwal at a function in Jaipur. Dr Shagufta's book on Dayal was also released on the occasion.
MOHAMMAD KAIF's, who played an important role in India's victory in one-day cricket series against host county Pakistan, family in Allahabad is being showered with bounties by UP government. Allahabad Nagar Nigam has exempted him from paying house tax. The Nigam has decided to award him with 'Pride of Allahabad' Award. It has written to the state government to exempt him from paying water tax. Earlier, the UP government had awarded a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a house to him.
Urdu Academy, New Delhi, will honour 15 persons from the fields of journalism and literature with awards. Academy's vice-president and former MP, M. Afzal said on March 17. The Academy's highest award, All India Bahadur Shah Zafar Award carrying a cash prize of Rs 1, 11,111 and a commendation certificate, will be given to Qaumi Ekta's editor,
ISHRAT ALI SIDDIQUI. The award will be given to him recognising his contribution to Urdu journalism. Some of the persons selected for the awards are PROF
ATIQULLA, HAQQANI AL QASMI, CHANDRABHAN 'KHAYAL', SAEED SUHRAWARDY, J. N. KAUL, SAYYADA, MASOOD AZHAR NADWI, ARUN KUMAR and
MAULANA YUSUF QASMI etc. They will be given a cash prize of Rs 21,000 and a commendation certificate. Former Chief Justice of India, Justice A. M. Ahmadi will be the chief guest at the function.
FINAL SOLUTION a documentary film on the communal frenzy that erupted after Godhra train burning incident in early 2002, has won two highest awards at the recently concluded 54th Berlinale, Berlin international film festival. One of the two awards, Wolfgang Staudte Award, carries a cash prize of 10,000 euros. The film was also awarded the Special Jury Award.
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