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Innalillahi Wa Inna Ilayyhi Rajiyoon. May Allah SWT accept their deeds and bless them with Jannaatul Firdause (aameen) and give patience to their family members.

SANAULLAH ZEBA JAUNPURI, noted Urdu poet died in Delhi on 4 February. Born in Rampur town of Jaunpur district of UP in 1937, in addition to being a poet he was also a good Hakeem who worked in Hamdard Dawakhana, Delhi for a long time. His anthology Hum sab neend mein hain was published in 2004 and had been compiling his second anthology Diya jalta raha…. but his death completed its term before he could complete it.


Prof. NOORULAIN AHMAR LARI of JNU’s Centre of Indian Languages, died on 20 February at his residence at the age of 82 years. Born at Laar town of UP’s Deoria district, he was earlier Professor of Urdu at Gorakhpur University and was honoured with many awards. He had also written his thesis on Maulana Hasrat Mohani and was conferred Ph D Degree.


PARVEZ KHAN, a senior auditor of Muradnagar R.C. Factory and husband of social worker and advocate of Meerut, Mrs. Shaheen Parvez died in train accident at Modinagar. After post-mortem at Ghaziabad his body wad laid to rest at a Meerut graveyard. Meerut’s Bar Council held a protest meeting and demanded action against guilty persons.


Prof. SATINDER SINGH ‘Noor’, Vice Chairman of Sahitya Academy, scholar, writer and critic in Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi as well as English died in Delhi on 9 February after a brief illness.


Syed AMIN AASIM AMROHVI, famous calligrapher died in Delhi on 20 February at the age of 91 years after a prolonged illness. He is survived by two daughters. He worked as a calligrapher in different newspapers and journals of Delhi and Amroha. He was honoured by Delhi Urdu Academy with its Awards in 1999 for his high class art of calligraphy.


Mrs. AKHTAR JAMAL, noted Urdu fiction writer died on 10 February after a prolonged illness in Canada where she had been living alongwith her son. Many collections of her short stories like Zard Patton ka Bun, Samjhauta Express,Khalayee Daur ki Muhabbat (Love of Space Age) were published which were very popular.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 March 2011 on page no. 16

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