Shibli Nomani a great scholar of Persian, Arabic and Urdu: Dr Patil

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Mar 2017 10:19:10

Staff Reporter,

A SEMINAR on ‘Maulana Shibli Nomani Ki Adabi Khidmat’ was recently organised by Department of Urdu and Arabic, Vasantrao Naik Government Institute of Arts and Social Sciences.

While inaugurating the seminar, Director Dr Suneitra Maharaj Patil termed Shibli Nomani as a great scholar of Persian, Arabic and Urdu. She further added that he was against British rule and made contribution during independence. Dr Arshad Jamal delivered key note address. Dr Muhammad Asadullah presided over. He said that the thoughts and principles of Maulana Shibli Nomani are relevant even in present period. Dr Sayed Safdar made critical comment on the work of Shibli as an earlier Urdu critic. Dr Sarosha Nasreen Quazi, Dr Azhar Abrar, Dr Sabiha Kausar, Sumaiya Afshan, Dr Asrar Ahmad, Dr Sabiha Khursheed, Dr Noor Jahan, Prof Nusrat Meenu, Reshma Tazeen and Naimunnisa presented papers on the life and work of Shibli Nomani. Dr Sarosha Quazi and Dr Afroz Jabeen welcomed the guests. Dr Firoz Hydari made introductory remarks. Naqui Jafri conducted the proceedings, Prof Sheikh Imran proposed a vote of thanks.