Renowned Urdu critic from India Waris Alvi and litterateur Mansha Yad from Pakistan have been selected for the 12th Alami Urdu Adab Award given by Majlis-e-Farogh-e-Urdu Adab (Doha, Qatar).
Alvi is one of the most oustanding modernist critics in Urdu. He is known for his straightforward criticism. The jury comprising Prof Gopi Chand Narang, Mazhar Imam, Khurshid Ahmad and Professor Sadiq selected him.
Eminent fiction writer Mansha Yaad of Pakistan has also got this year’s award. Every year the awards is given two writers, one from India, another from Pakistan.
The two writers will get Rs 1.5 lakh each apart form citation and memento. Both the writers deserve this award. On this occasion a letter in Waris Alvi’s own writing to Mansha Yad has been produced here.
The following writers have been honoured with this award in the past:
Qurratul Ain Hyder
Kalidas Gupta Reza
Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi
Nisar Ahmad Faruqi
Qazi Abdus Sattar
Asad Mohd Khan
Gopi Chand Narang
Mohammad Khalid Akhtar
Mustansar Husain Tarar