Iqbal Samman for Shafey Kidwai
Iqbal Samman for Shafey Kidwai: Writer, author and scholar Mr. Shafey Kidwai from the Aligarh Muslim University has been conferred with Iqbal Samman Award by the Government of Madhya Pradesh. Kidwai, who has authored books such as Urdu Literature and Journalism: A Critical Perspective, and Sir Syed: A Life in Reason, is currently associated with the Public Relations Dept of the Aligarh Muslim University. He occasionally writes for the Friday Review of The Hindu. Prof. Kidwai has been selected for the award for his services to Urdu literature. He has authored nearly a dozen books in English as well as Urdu.