The Urdu Academy Delhi has given the Bahadur Shah Zafar award for overall contribution in Urdu literature to renowned litterateur and foremost fiction writer Iqbal Majeed.
Born in Moradabad in 1931, Majeed spent most part of his youth in Lucknow and later in Sitapur. He taught for over a decade and then joined All India Radio at Bhopal.
His first short story was published in 1951 in Shahrah. He belongs to the group of writers who got popular in the ’60s including Balraj Menra (Mainra), Surendra Prakash, Joginder Pal and Abid Suhail. He has received many awards in the past. His novel Namak is a trendsetter in Urdu novels. Congratulations to him. He has served Urdu literature for over half-a-century and written innumerable theatre scripts, radio cocumentaries, features et al.