Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Urdu Academy has announced Annual All India and State Awards. These awards will be given for the year 2015-16 and 2016-17. A reward of Rs. 51 thousand towards All India award and Rs. 31 thousand reward towards regional award. Hakim Qamarul Hasan award to Shahid Lateef, Johar Qureshi award to Nusrat Zaheer (Delhi), Mir Taqi Mir award to Javed Akhtar (Mumbai), Hamid Saeed award to Malka Naseem (Jaipur) and Shadan Indori award to javed Arshi will be honoured with All India awards. Similarly under the State awards, Iqbal Bedar (Bhopal) with Siraj Meer Khan Sahar Award, Parveen Saba (Bhopal) with Basit Bhopali award, Dr Arjumand Bano (Bhopal) with Mohammad Ali Taj award, Zia Farooqui (Bhopal) with Nawab Siddique Hasan Award, Afsar Sehbai (Bhopal) with Sheri Bhopali award, Farman Ziyai (Sironj) with Kaif Bhopali award, Smt. Anita vastava Tamanna (Jabalpur) with Shambhu Dayal Sukhan award and sajid Premi (Bhopal) with Sifa Gwaliori award will be honoured.
The Urdu Academy has selected 5 under the All India awards namely Inam Ullah Lodhi (Bhopal) for Hakim Qamarul Hasan award, Asad Raza (Delhi) for Johar Qureshi award, Gopichand Narang (Delhi) for Mir Taqi Mir award, Naresh (Chandigarh) for Hamid Saeed Khan award, Maqsood Nashtari (Indore) for Shadan Indori award and Akhtar Vamik (Bhopal) for Siraj Meer Khan Sahar award. Similarly under the state awards, Basit Bhopali award to Javed Yazdani (Bhopal), Mohammad Ali Taj award to Zia Rana (Ujjain), Nawab Siddique Hasan award to Prof. Abdul Majeed Khan (Bhopal), Sheri Bhopal award to Dr. Marziya Arif (Bhopal), Kaif Bhopali award to Smt. Sikander Jahan Sikander (Jabalpur), Shambhu Dayal Sukhan award to Smt. Usha Bhadoria (Bhopal), Shifa Gwaliori award to Mushahid Saeed Khan (Bhopal), Nawab Shahjehan Begum Tajwar award to Rabab Fatima Zaidi (Bhopal), Pannalal Noor award to Babu Anwar Nizami (Jabalpur), Suraj Kala Sahay Sarwar award to Iqbal Masood (Bhopal), Nisar Akhtar award to Dr Mohammad Azam (Bhopal) and Nida Fazli award to Idris Munis ( Bhopal) will be conferred.