29-OCT-2018: Noted fiction writer Prof Qazi Abdus Sattar passes away
ALIGARH October 29: Eminent novelist, short story writer and former Chairman, Department of Urdu, Aligarh Muslim University, Professor Qazi Abdus Sattar passed away after a prolonged illness at a hospital in New Delhi yesterday. Professor Qazi Abdus Sattar, a Padmashri awardee, wrote more than half a dozen novels and his fiction blazed a new trail in historical novel writings in Urdu. His novels, Darashikoh, Ghalib, Khalid bin Waleed and Salahuddin Ayyubi got widespread critical adulation across the Urdu knowing world.
Professor Qazi Abdus Sattar's other highly appreciated novels are Shab Gazeeda, Baadal, Hazrat Jaan and Tajam Sultan. He published a number of short stories in reputed literary journals. "Urdu poetry and pessimism" was the topic of his doctoral thesis.
Professor Qazi Abdus Sattar was born in 1933 in Machreta (Sitapur) and after completing his post-graduation from Lucknow University, he joined AMU and in 1991, he retired as the Professor of Urdu, Aligarh Muslim University.
Qazi Abdus Sattar got many reputed awards including Padamshri, Ghalib Award, Meer Award, Iqbal Samman, UP Urdu Academy Award, Bahadur Shah Zafar Award and International Farog-e-Urdu Adab Award, Doha.
His death descended a pall of gloom over AMU fraternity and Professor Tariq Mansoor, Vice Chancellor, deeply mourned his death. "His death is irreparable loss to AMU community and Urdu Literature", he added.
Professor Qazi Abdus Sattar is survived by three sons and one daughter and he was laid to rest at the University graveyard this evening.
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