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Writer Mushtaq Singh honoured

RENOWNED PUNJABI and Urdu poet-writer Mushtaq Singh, educated in Bhopal and settled in the UK from the past 35 years, was felicitated at a largely attended function organised by Halqa-e-Arbab-e-Adab at Mulla Ramoozi Sanskriti Bhawan this evening.

india Updated: Mar 24, 2006 14:23 IST

RENOWNED PUNJABI and Urdu poet-writer Mushtaq Singh, educated in Bhopal and settled in the UK from the past 35 years, was felicitated at a largely attended function organised by Halqa-e-Arbab-e-Adab at Mulla Ramoozi Sanskriti Bhawan this evening.

The felicitation followed a poetic get-together in which about 30 poets of Hindi and Urdu recited poetry. Singh, 66, recited a short story on the theme of the psychology of the Indians settled abroad, and also several ghazals, all of which received high praise from the audience.

The presidium comprised Dr Kamla Prasad, poet Padmashri Rajesh Joshi and Dr Hassaan Khan of Barkatullah University. Iqbal Masood of the Urdu Academy conducted the function. Prof Afaq Ahmed introduced Mushtaq Singh.

Dr Kamla Prasad in his speech said such Ganga-Jamuni functions were witnessed in Bhopal alone. About Singh, Dr Prasad said it was worth praising that he had not forgotten India cultural ethos even while settled abroad and this was reflected in his writings also.

First Published: Mar 24, 2006 14:23 IST