Google honours Urdu writer Abdul Qavi Desnavi with a doodle | HT Tech

Google honours Urdu writer Abdul Qavi Desnavi with a doodle

An Indian Urdu language writer, critic, bibliographer and linguist, Abdul Qavi Desnavi, has contributed immensely towards the evolution of Urdu literature.

By: INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
| Updated on: Nov 01 2017, 10:31 IST

Known for his huge contribution towards the enrichment of Urdu language, Abdul Qavi Desnavi was honoured by search engine Google with a doodle on his 87th birth anniversary on Wednesday.

The doodle showed Desnavi sitting in the middle and writing. The letters of the search engine were also given a calligraphic touch.

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An Indian Urdu language writer, critic, bibliographer and linguist, Desnavi, has contributed immensely towards the evolution of Urdu literature.

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In his five decades of literary career, he has authored a vast body of works covering fiction, biographies, poetry and anthologies.

Some of his noted works are "Sat Tehriren", "Motala-E-Khotool", "Ghalib" along with his writings on Allama Muhammad Iqbal and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

Born in 1930 in Bihar's Desna village, Desnavi, belonged to an erudite family.

He had a strong academic background. His primary education was in Arrah. He completed his graduation and post graduation from St. Xavier's College Mumbai.

Later, he became a Professor in Saifia Post Graduate College in Bhopal. He was made the head of Urdu Department there.

He was a member of several literary and academic bodies.

Desnavi breathed his last on July 7, 2011 in Bhopal where he was living.

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First Published Date: 01 Nov, 10:18 IST
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