The Sahitya Academy president Dr Gopi Chand Narang presented awards to writers of 22 Indian languages at a function in New Delhi.
Urdu poet Makhmoor Saeedi was amongst the recepient of the award for Urdu. He is a veteran poet. Personally I am no great fan of Makhmoor but he does represent a tradition as flagbearer of the Tonk school 9dabistan) of Urdu poetry.
Makhmur, a ‘kohna-mashq’ shaair, has been a permanent feature at the mushairas and poetic meets in Delhi for decades. Urdu India congratulates Makhmoor Saeedi.