Prof. Akhtarul Wasey: (Latest; He has been conferred Padmashari) Born and educated in Aligarh. (He was a schoolmate of Muslim Saleem at AMU City School Aligarh in 1960s). Did BA (hons) in 1971 and MA (Islamic Studies) from Aligarh Muslim University in 1977. Joined Jamia Millia Islamia as lecturer in 1978 and rose to professor in Isamic studiesin 1991 till date. He is a very good orator apart from a versatile writer and has won many awards. He has also worked as correspondent of Press Asia International, Quami Awaz and National Herald and has edited such books as Islam and Modern Age and magazine “Jamia”. He has over 250 articles to his credit. He is president of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Dargarh Committee and deputy chairman of Delhi Urdu Academy. Mailing address: Deptt. of Islamic Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025. Ph. 011-26981717 Extn. 2852 . Residence: 011-26986077. (See details on http://www.jmi.nic.in/FHum/awasey_is.htm.) I (Muslim Saleem) congratulate him. He was my schoolmate at AMU City High School, Aligarh.
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Muslim Saleem reciting his ghazals at Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem at MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal on December 30, 2010.
From Left) Zafar Naseemi, MP Urdu Academy Chairman Saleem Qureshi, Dr. (Barqi Azmi, Prof Afaq Ahmad, Dr. Qasim Niazi, Muslim Saleem.