Dr Yaad Ali, a noted poet of Rajasthan and an awardee of Urdu Academy, died at Jaipur on 30 September. He was a patient of asthma.
Urdu daily Quami Awaz correspondent in Aligarh, Mohd Sabir Balrami died here on 29 Sept at the age of 58. He is survived by his widow, three sons and a daughter. A few days ago he had brain haemorrhage and was admitted to the University’s J.N. Medical College for treatment but he could not survive. He was a responsible correspondent and performed his job sincerely. He was associated with Quami Awaz for the past 20 years.
Mohammad Arif, 24-year old student of MBA at the Institute of Management of Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad died in a freak incident in Delhi. On the evening of 28 Sept when his parents had gone out, he came to his flat on 4th floor in Azad Apartment in an East Delhi Colony and found the flat locked. He went up to the roof of the appartment and tried to get entry by means of a rope from the roof to the balcony and in the process he fell down from the 4th floor and died on the spot. It could not be ascertained whether the rope got snapped or he lost grip on the rope.
Dr Fauzia Yasmeen, distinguished Urdu scholar and lecturer of Urdu in Falah-e Ummat Girls College, Bhadohi died in Lucknow after a brief illness of a hours only. The news of her death sent gloom in Urdu literary circles. She had achieved a very respectable position in her short life because of her high moral character and abilities. She had written a thesis on ‘Political background of Urdu Poems in Twentieth Century’.
First death anniversary of famous Urdu poet Noor Calcuttavi was observed on 18 September by members of Bazm-e- Shakiri in Bazm’s office at Kolkata. This meeting was presided over by Bengal Urdu Academy’s chairman, Maulana Abu Mahfoozul Kareem Masoomi. Speakers paid rich tributes to him and said that Noor was the true successor of his mentor Shakir Clcuttavi . Maulana Masoomi in his presidential address said that it is a matter of pride that Noor, whose mother tongue was Bengali, was such a renowned poet of
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