Renowned Urdu poet & critic Muzaffar Hanafi from India to get Bazme e Sadaf International award 2019


Renowned Urdu poet & critic Muzaffar Hanafi from India to get Bazme e Sadaf International award 2019

Dr Sarwat Zahra from Dubai to get the “BSI Nai Nasal Award.”

The awards will be given in a special ceremony to be organized in 23-24,January 2020 in Doha.


Bazm e Sadaf international award for 2019 will be given to renowned poet, critic and writer of more than 100 books, Professor Muzaffar Hanafi Delhi India. Mr Sabih Bukhari, the chief patron and Prof. Safdar Imam Quadri, the director of Bazm e Sadaf International, announced this in a special ceremony & press conference in Patna. The BSI nai nasal Award 2019 give to Pakistani born Dr.Sarwat Zehra, which is given to a literary person of under 50 years of age who has shown extraordinary promising talent and attracted praise from Urdu literary circles.

Prof Quadri described the awardee, Prof. Hanafi as a literary giant of our times who has equal command on various branches of not only Urdu poetry but also prose. He has retired from teaching Urdu in Delhi’s prestigious Jamia Millia Islamia University as well as Calcutta University. The octogenarian poet is described to be a prolific writer who has authored more than 100 books, including some books specifically for children.

The BSI Nai Nasal Awardee, Dr. Sarwat Zahra, is a Pakistani national who is a practising medic and currently working in the University Medical College of Sharjah University. She has two collections of her Urdu poetry published and has attended poetry symposiums in Doha, Bahrain, US, UAE & Pakistan.


Mr Sabih Bukhari announced that the awards would be presented in a gala ceremony in Doha on January 23-24, 2020 which will also hold an international Baitbazi competition. As before the awards function will be followed by an International Mushaira (poetry symposium) and Seminar.


Mr Safdar  Imam Qadri expressed satisfaction that the international jury presided by Mr Shahabuddin Ahmad, Chairman Bazm e Sadaf International, recommended the two names with a unanimous decision. The governing council also accepted the proposed names.


President of Bazm e Sadaf Doha chapter, Mr Imran Asad, Vice-President Dr Nadeem Jilani Danish and Program coordinator Mr Ahmad Ashfaq have congratulated the winners. The whole Bazm e Sadaf executive committee of Doha including Md. Irfanullah, Mr Sarmad Khan, Md Gauhar Altaf, Belal Khan and Om Prakash Parida have expressed their happiness on the selection and promised a memorable event in Doha in January.



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