Hyderabad: Telangana Urdu Academy presented life time achievement award to literary personalities. A meeting was held at Ravendra Bharati yesterday. Dy. CM of Telangana State, Mr. Mohammed Mahmood Ali and Home Minister, Mr. N. Narasimha Reddy gave these awards. Five awards from 2010 to 2014 were presented. For poetry, Rashed Aazar, for fiction, Padmashri Jeelani Banu, for Research and Criticism, Dr. Syed Dawood Ashraf, for journalism, Mr. Aijaz Quraishi, for Humour, Dr. Syed Mustafa Kamal got these awards. This award contains Rs. 1 lakh, a citation and a memento.
14 life time achievement awards were given for the years 2012 and 2013. For poetry, Amjad Hyderabadi Award and Sayeed Shaheedi Awards were given to Mr. Jalaal Arif, Mr. Syed Raoof Khalish, Dr. Masood Hasan Jafri and Mr. Jameel Nizamabadi. For fiction, Agah Hyder Hasan Award was given to Dr. Afsar Sultan and Mr. Mahmood Hamid. For research and criticism, Dr. Mohiuddin Qadri Zore Award was given to Dr. Rahath Sultana and Dr. Habeeb Nisar. For Education and Training, Prof. Habeeb-ur-Rahman Award was given to Dr. Fareeda Khatoon and Mr. Syed Asghar Husain. For Journalism, Mahmood Husain Jigar Award was given to Mr. Osman Rasheed and Mr. Kaleem-ur-Rahman, Correspondent of Siasat Urdu Daily, Siddipet. For promotion of Urdu, Srinivas Lahoti Award was given to Mr. Syed Rukunuddin and Mr. M.A. Raheem. This award carries Rs. 25000, a citation and a memento.