Legendary Urdu poet Akhtar Saeed Khan passes away

Akhtar Saeed Khan, the most prominent poet of Bhopal school of Urdu poetry passed away in Bhopal on Sunday night. Octogenarian Khan was along with Majrooh Sultanpuri, the only supporter of ghazal at the height of progressive writers’ movement.

With his demise India has lost another poet of the generation that had become popular in pre-independence age. A recipient of numerous awards including Meer Taqi Meer and Iqbal Award, Khan was a poet par excellence.

His poetry was a beautiful blend of both classical and progressive poetry. But he never identified himself with any stream. His house in Atte Shuja Khan locality of Bhopal was witness to innumerable ‘mehfils’ and ‘mushairas’ from the era of his father (poet Hamid Saeed Khan). Khan’s brother Azhar Saeed Khan had migrated to Pakistan and was also an accomplished poet.  

Jaanisaar Akhtar and Sabir Dutt (in compliation ‘Aaj ki Ghazal’) had bracketed Khan along with the 25 mos important poets along with Majaz, Faiz, Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi, Sahir, Makhdoom, Kaifi, Gopal Mittal, Sikandar Ali Vajd, Majrooh, Jazbi, Nushoor Vahidi, Salam Machlishahri, Majid Amjad, Maikash, Qateel and Jagannath Azad.

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  1. HYDERABADS SIASAT URDU DAILY EDITOR IN SEX RACKET
    A Hyderabad based urdu newspaper siasat editor mr amir ali khan and mr mazhar and mr alamdar were involved in a sex racket today as exposed by MIM floor leader in the state assembly in which a young girl was sold to alleged sex racket after being brought in a trap by offering her a scholarship and then taking her to a farmhouse and raping her which are seirous offenses and even forcing her parents not to file a police complaint and threating them with dire consequences.Congress grilled on failure to check cases of kidnap The Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen on Tuesday took the Congress government to task for its alleged failure to control kidnappings and trafficking of young girls in the State, particularly Hyderabad.
    Armed with statistics MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi said Hyderabad city alone records seven cases of missing youths, including five girls, every day. As many as five children are kidnapped every day on an average. The MIM leader said 1,118 cases of kidnap and missing of children were registered in Hyderabad during 2004 and of this 353 cases were registered within Cyberabad police limits. In 2005, 511 cases of kidnap and missing of children were recorded.
    With regard to missing of youths, particularly girls, Mr Owaisi said 3476 such cases were registered during 2005. Of these only 1714 cases were traced. About 80 per cent of all missing persons are young girls who are kidnapped by professional human trafficking gangs. “There is a heavy demand for Andhra girls in other States. The kidnapped girls are sold in brothels outside the State. The CID has reported the existence of as many as 32 such gangs in the State. Andhra Pradesh has now become number one State in the country in terms of missing children,” the MIM leader pointed out.
    Answering supplementary during the Question Hour, Home minister K. Jana Reddy said the AP High Court had observed the man missing cases are not cognisable offences and police need not register them. A note in the general register will suffice. However, as a social obligation police are tracing the missing persons.
    The Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen on Tuesday took the Congress government to task for its alleged failure to control kidnappings and trafficking of young girls in the State, particularly Hyderabad.
    Armed with statistics MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi said Hyderabad city alone records seven cases of missing youths, including five girls, every day. As many as five children are kidnapped every day on an average. The MIM leader said 1,118 cases of kidnap and missing of children were registered in Hyderabad during 2004 and of this 353 cases were registered within Cyberabad police limits. In 2005, 511 cases of kidnap and missing of children were recorded.
    With regard to missing of youths, particularly girls, Mr Owaisi said 3476 such cases were registered during 2005. Of these only 1714 cases were traced. About 80 per cent of all missing persons are young girls who are kidnapped by professional human trafficking gangs. “There is a heavy demand for Andhra girls in other States. The kidnapped girls are sold in brothels outside the State. The CID has reported the existence of as many as 32 such gangs in the State. Andhra Pradesh has now become number one State in the country in terms of missing children,” the MIM leader pointed out.
    Answering supplementary during the Question Hour, Home minister K. Jana Reddy said the AP High Court had observed the man missing cases are not cognisable offences and police need not register them. A note in the general register will suffice. However, as a social obligation police are tracing the missing persons

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