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Firoz Bakht Ahmed replaces Zafar Sareshwala as chancellor of MANUU

Hyderabad: Firoz Bakht Ahmed, educationist, noted social activist and columnist, has been nominated as the chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University for a period of 3 years.

According to a notification released by the registrar, MANUU today, the President of India, in his capacity as visitor of the university, has appointed Firoz Bakht Ahmed as the fifth chancellor of the university.

He succeeds Zafar Sareshwala.

Firoz Bakht Ahmed is grand nephew of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, first education minister of India. He is a prolific writer and authored many books in Urdu and Hindi, specially on children’s literature. He is also a freelance journalist and columnist. His columns and articles appear regularly in various widely circulated newspapers across India.

Firoz Bakht Ahmed was also associated with madrassa modernisation and  uplift of Urdu medium schools. He was appointed by the courts in various committees/enquiry committees assisting the judicial procedures for prompt justice.

He was also associated with MANUU before its inception in 1997 as foundation panel member.

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