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Journalist Suhail Anjum gets award


New Delhi: Delhi Urdu Academy gave its Urdu media award for this year to the well-known journalist Suhail Anjum. The award, consisting of a trophy and a cheque for Rs 50,000, was presented to him on 6 November at the Delhi Secretariat auditorium. The award was presented by Delhi Govt chief secretary DM Sapolia in the presence of academy Vice Chairman Prof Khalid Mahmood and  secretary Anis Azmi.

Suhail Anjum was born in UP's Basti district on 1 July 1958. His father Maulana Hamid Ansari Anjum was a known journalist and poet. Anjum started his journalism career in 1985 as the Basti as a representative of the Urdu weekly Blitz. He shifted to Delhi 1987 and started working for weekly Akhbar-e Nau. Later, he worked for a number of papers and magazines before joining Qaumi Awaz in 1995 as a sub-editor and continued with it until its colosure in March 2008. He also wrote a regular column for Urdu News, Jeddah during 1995-2000. In 2002, he started working as a part-time reporter for Voice of America and still continues reporting for it. He is the author of 15 books. He has also translated some books to Urdu from English and Hindi and has earlier received several awards for his books and services.   

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 November 2014 on page no. 13

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