Scholars describe Muslim Saleem as leading Urdu poet
Laud Muslim Saleem’s selfless service to Urdu
Bhopal, December 30, 2012 (Abdul Ahad Farhan): Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem was organised here on Sunday to felicitate great Urdu poet, writer, journalist and creator of massive directories of Urdu poets and writers on his 14 websites and blogs. The function was presided over by Dr. Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi from Delhi while former Chairman of MP Urdu Academy and Allama Iqbal Markaz Prof. Afaq Ahmad was the chief guest. Present MP Urdu Academy Chairman Saleem Qureshi was also present on the dais along with Dr. Qasim Niazi and Zafar Naseemi on the dais. Dr. Barqi Azmi inaugurated the function by lighting a ‘shama’.
|Muslim Saleem being felicitated by Azam Khan|
In his paper, Zafar Naseemi described Muslim Saleem as a seasoned Urdu poet who has brought a new whiff of air in Urdu poetry. Quoting Muslim Saleem’s couplet lavishly, the veteran poet and writer Zafar Naseemi said that Muslim Saleem’s has his unique style of understanding and expressing things in an attractive way which enchants his readers and listeners. Bhopal is fortunate that Muslim Saleem has made the city his home for last 32 years. He said that Muslim Saleem has put in yeoman’s service for the cause of Urdu through this websites. He said that no doubt Muslim Saleem can be counted among big poets.
In his paper, Dr. Qasim Niazi lauded Muslim Saleem as a poet, writer, journalist and servant of Urdu, who has served Urdu through his websites selflessly. The octogenarian poet and writer Dr. Niazi said that whatever Muslim Saleem has said in his ghazals is novel since no one else has touched the subjects covered by Muslim Saleem in his ghazals before him. This is a sign of great poetry, which will be remembered for years to come.
|Prof Afaq Ahmad being felicitated by Ataullah Faizan, president of Urdu Youth Forum, Bhopal.|
|From Left) Zafar Naseemi, MP Urdu Academy Chairman Saleem Qureshi, Dr. Barqi Azmi, Prof Afaq Ahmad, Dr. Qasim Niazi, Muslim Saleem|
|Dr Barqi Azmi being felicitated by President of Urdu Youth Forum Ataullah Faizan|
|Dr Barqi Azmi lighting 'shama' to open the function|
|Muslim Saleem wiith Barqi Azmi and Urdu Youth Club Members 2|
|Dr Qasim Niazi being felicitated by Shariq Ali.|
|Ghazal singer Yaqub Malik being felicitated by Shariq Ali|
|Muslim Saleem with Dr. Barqi Azmi and members of Urdu Youth Forum, Bhopal.|
|Zafar Naseemi being felicitated by Shariq Ali|
|Mohammad Ali proposing vote of thanks|
|Muslim Saleem wiith Parveen Kaif, daughter of Kaif Bhopali|