Educational qualification: M.A (English and Hindi), PhD in Hindi, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Winner of many national level awards like Sanskriti Award for Literature, Urdu Academy, Delhi Award, Navodit Lekhak Puraskar by Hindi Academy, Delhi and National Junior Fellowship Award by Ministry of Culture, Government of India. He has many books to his credit, to name a few, Mere Nalon Ki Ghumshudah Awaz (a novel in Urdu and Hindi by Penguin Books, India, 2008).
He has also written extensively for TV and Radio, and attended many national level literary seminars.
This book, Through All Joys and Sorrows (a literary novel) is the first original work in English. It is going to be published very soon by Lifipublications, New Delhi.
The Lonely Battle: A Saga of Woman’s Struggle (a new novel)
Sanskriti Award, Delhi Urdu Academy Award, All India Drama Competition Award by Urdu Academy, Delhi, Navodit Lekhak Puraskar by Hindi Academy, Delhi, Junior Fellowship Award by Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
ETV has produced a documentary program under its very popular series UVA BHARAT in English on me and it was telecast on all its regional and national channels, 2010.
ZEE SALAM has also produced a documentary program on my works and achievements under its very famous program series, THE YOUNG ACHIEVERS, 2011.
Published 8 Original Books on Fictional Literature (Novel, Drama, Story etc.)
Published more than dozen Translated literary works.
More than 50 Screenplays for Doordarshan, ETV, and for various Government Departments etc.
More than 10 Radio works.
More than dozen documentaries.
Teaching Experience with Jamia Millia Islamia, Mass Communication course run by Department of Hindi & Other Private Mass Communication Institutes.
Presently associated with the national magazine, Observer Dawn as a Contributing Writer and Managing Editor ( www.indianmuslimobserver.com) and Entertainment, art and Feature Head, www.ibtnkhabar.com
Originally Published Works:
Through All Joys and Sorrows: A novel in English, going to be published by Lifi Publication, Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, A House of DK agencies.
SAIYID HAMID: A RELENTLESS REFORMER (A BIOGRAPHY OF SAIYED HAMID, A GREAT EDUCATIONIST AND REFORMER IN MODERN INDIA): published by Gloriods, New Delhi-2012. www.gloriords.com
JO AMAAN MILI TO KAHAN MILI (1998, PP-): A novel in Urdu and Hindi. It was published by Ilmo-Adab Publication, New Delhi; in 1998. The Hindi edition was published by Radha Krishna Prakashan, New Delhi in 2004. The novel received rave reviews and acclaimed critical notice in the literary sphere. The novel got the coveted Sanskriti Award and book of the year award from Urdu Academy Delhi in 1998. DD Urdu has commissioned a serial of 13 episodes based on this novel.
MERE NAALON KI GUMSHUDA AAWAZ (2007, PP-): A novel in Urdu and Hindi. Published by PENGUIN BOOKS INDIA, 2007.2008, reprinted in 2010, DD Urdu has commissioned a serial of 13 episodes based on it. A Feature Film is going to be made based on this novel also.
Rabia: A play in Urdu, was awarded All India Drama Competition Award by Urdu Academy Delhi in 1994. ETV Urdu had produced one hour film on it in 1998 and DD Urdu has commissioned a serial of 13 episodes based on it.
DEHR KE IS WEERANE MEIN: A drama in Urdu and Hindi and available on www.urdutehzeeb.com
ADAMKHOR: A plays in Hindi and was published in Hindi literary journal Vartaman Sahitya, 1990.
RANG MAULA KI DUNIA KE: A play in Hindi and it was first staged in L.T.G, Mandi House, New Delhi, by Team, 1994
BUDHA FAQIR, EKTA KA PUL: Story books in Hindi and Urdu for neo-literates and published by National Book Trust, India.1992, 2003. Ninth reprints have come out since then and more than three lakhs copies have been sold so far in six Indian languages.
LANGRE KI DUKAN, BAGHIA KE PHOOL: Story books in Hindi and Urdu for neo-literates, published by the State Resource Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 2000, 2005.
Some short stories, articles and plays have been published in different journals and magazines.
GOOD MUSLIM AND BAD MUSLIM: A book by Mehmood Mamdani, translated from English into Hindi, published by Penguin Books, India, 2008.
MUHAMMAD: AN ANALYSIS OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD’S LIFE BY M. FATEHULLAH GULEN: translated from English into Hindi, 2011.
SATYENDRE NATH BOSE: A biography of the great Indian Physicist, translated from English into Urdu and Published by National Book Trust India.
GANGA MAIYA: A novel by Bhairo Prasad Gupta, translated from Hindi into Urdu, Published by National Book Trust India.
HAKIM AJMAL KHAN: (a biography) translated from Urdu into Hindi, published by National Book Trust, India.2009
AAGE SAMUNDER HAI: An Urdu novel by Intezar Hussain. Translated from Urdu into Hindi. Published by Seemant Prakashan, New Delhi.
SCHOOL UPON A HILL, SOS FROM MUNIA, GOLDEN LAKE AND COLLECTION OF FOUR NOVELS FOR CHILDREN: Children Novels Published by the children Book Trust, New Delhi. Translated from English into Urdu and Published by National council for the promotion of Urdu Bureau, New Delhi.
Writing for Television and films:
Working on the script of two Feature films at present :
Chiragh-e-Hind: a docu-drama series based on the legendry personalities of Indian Muslims, Directed by Mustajab Malik of Faces Media, New Delhi and Produced by Zee Salaam-2013
Bazaar Karte Hain Baten Naye Purane Zamane Ki, a documentary film for Rajya Sabha Channel, 2014
A documentary film in English on sustainable development for CPWD-2012, 2013, 2014
Mussawari Ke Rang- A serial in 13 episodes on the history of Indian paintings and its some of the great painters like Rabinder Nath Tagore, M.F Husain, SM Reza etc. for DD Urdu, 2013. DD Urdu has recently commissioned 19 serials(each of 13 episodes both fiction and non-fiction) written by me.
Wrote many serials and telefilms for television especially Doordarshan (DD-1, DD-BHARTI, DD- NORTH EAST KASHMIR CHANNEL, URDU CHANNELL) and ETV Urdu and Ministry of Human resource Development, Government of India. These serials are as follows:
Kashmir: Bharat Ka Taj, a twelve episodes serial for Ministry of Home Affairs and DD Kashir, Produced by Bakhan Creation, New Delhi. 2011
Sapnon ki Udan: fiction program in four episodes, For DD Guwahati, Bakhan creations, New Delhi, 2011.
Save earth: a world acclaimed documentary series on environmental issues produced by the BBC. I have written its Hindi script for ETV Hindi. (52 episodes) 2009-2010
Ehsas: Fiction, a serial in 13 parts for DD Kashir, Produced by Nimmi Singh for Nimmi Singh Bedi productions, New Delhi, 2009
Khanam: Fiction, a serial of 26 episodes based on the literary novel of great Urdu satirist Mirza Azeem Beg Chughtai, for DD Urdu-2009-2010
Enchanting Himalaya: a serial based on tourism for Zee TV. Uttrakhand and Uttar Pradesh, (26 episodes) produced by Bakhan creations, New Delhi. 2009
MAJAZ, SUR SAZ, SWASTH SURAKSHA (For DD. Bharti, 2005-2006 each five episodes.)
U-TURN, TABEER, BURF KI AAG (For DD. Kashmir),Fiction 2004-2005
TAI, Fiction, a serial of 13 episodes (For MHRD, GOVENMENT OF INDIA) 2002
BAHARON KO ANE DO, SHAKUNTALA, RAUSHNI KA SAFAR (Tele films for MINISTRY OF SOCIAL WELFARE, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA.)
Anadi Bane Khiladi (satire in five episodes) for DD North East for Bakhan creations New Delhi-2008
Blonde ki Or, (a serial of five episode's script on women empowerment) for DD North East for Vishnu films, New Delhi-2008
Panchayti Raj: a serial in two episodes for Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India.2008
Saze-Zindagi : a serial in 13 episodes on the life and works of eminent Qwwals of India for DD Urdu , Produced by Red Eye Communications, New Delhi.2009
Tassaure-Hind: a serial in 13 episodes for DD Urdu on the subject of tourism in India. Produced by Bakhan Creations , New Delhi-2009
Hamari Dastanen: a serial in 13 episodes on the rich tradition of Dastan for DD Urdu, 2009.
Ek khas See Mulaqat: a serial in 26 episodes on the top achievers of the country in different chosen fields for DD Urdu (produced by NCB productions New Delhi) 2009.
15. MITTI KE RANG (For CIET, NCERT) 1998.
16. DESHBANDHU BARUA CANCER INSTITUTE, BIRHORE TRIBE, (For MINISTRY OF TRIBAL WELFARE, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA) 1999.
17. ANCIENT DISCOVERIES (For DD BHARTI, five episodes) 2005.
18. Sur Saz: a serial of five episodes on the musical instruments of India, 2005. For DD Bharti
Writing for Radio:
Ivan Ivalivich Ki Maut, a serial based on Leo Tolstoy’s novel in 13 parts for All India Radio under the commissioned category in 2014.
Jeevan Dhara, a series in 6 parts based on the river of India, for All India Radio under the commissioned category in 2014.
Guldasta, a seraial in 10 parts based on some of the world’s renowned short stories for All India Radio under the commissioned category in 2014.
SISAKTI JHEEL: for All India Radio under commissioned category- 2012(seven episodes).
HINDI HAIN HUMWATAN HAIN: for All India Radio under commissioned category-2012(seven episodes).
KAPTAN KI BETI, MANZILON KA SAFAR for All India Radio, Serial in 13 parts based on Pushkin and Gorky novels) 2005.
CLASSIC STORIES OF HINDI: A serial in 13 parts, adopted some stories 2004. It was produced by All India Radio drama division.
KAHAN AA GAYE HUM: A serial in 52 episodes for AIR on environmental issues, wrote some episodes 1997. Shabana Azmi had lent her voice as an anchor in some of the episodes.
ITIHAS KA WOH EK PAL, YEH KAB SOCHA THA, KAHI ANKAHI: Radio plays for all India Radio.
Contributed many short stories and articles for National Channel All India Radio, especially for Urdu program, Manzar.
Wrote about fifteen radio scripts for CIET, NCERT, and New Delhi.
Attended many national writers' workshops organized by UNESCO, UNICEF, NATIONAL BOOK TRUST, NATIONAL LITERACY MISSION, MINISTRY OF H.R.D, STATE RESOURCE CENTRE, JAMIA MILLIA ISLAMIA from time to time.
Details are as follows:
Participated in the national seminar at Delhi, titled, Globalisaton, Multi Culturism and Peace Building in 21 Century: Prospects and Challenges, by Indialogue Foundation(Turkey), Interfatih Organisation India and Centre for Study of the Socail System, Jawaharlal Nehuru Unviversity, Delhi on 19,20 April, 2014.
Participated writers workshop organized by the National Book Trust India in collaboration with UNICEF and National Literacy Mission, Govt. Of India, in 1990. Wrote a book on neo-literates which was published in 1992 named Boodha Faqir.
Participated in Drama writing workshop organized by the State resource centre, Jamia Millia Islamia in collaboration with the Springdale Public School, New Delhi, 1992
Participated writers workshop organized by Sangeet Natak Academy, New Delhi. There was one week discussion on my play “Rabia” under the direction of renowned theatre director Habib Tanveer.1997
Participated writers workshop organized by Indian Society of Authors in collaboration with Ministry of HRD, Govt. Of India, 1996
Participated in T.V writing workshop organized by CIET, NCERT, New Delhi, 1997
Participated in Radio writing workshop organized by CIET, NCERT, New Delhi, 1997
Participated in Radio writing workshop organized by CIET, NCERT, New Delhi, 1998
Participated in writer’s workshop organized by the Asian Development Research institute, Patna, in collaboration with UNESCO and NATIONAL LITERACY MISSION, GOVT. OF INDIA, 1999
Participated in writer’s workshop organized by the State Resource centre, Jaipur in collaboration with UNESCO at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan , 1999
Participated writers workshop organized by CIET, NCERT, New Delhi, 2002
Participated writers workshop organized by Dept. Of Dept. Of Adult and continuing Education, JMI, in collaboration with UGC and Human rights commission. 2002
Participated as a local coordinator in a workshop on writing for print and electronic media organized by MCRC, JMI , 2004
Participated in writers workshop organized by the Urdu Teaching Research centre, Lucknow in collaboration with Mass communication Dept. AMU, 2004
Participated in writers workshop organized by the Urdu Teaching Research centre, Lucknow in collaboration with Urdu Dept. AMU, 2004
Participated in writers workshop organized by state resource centre , JMI , 2004, 2005,2006,2007, five books on neo literates have been so far written during these workshops and these books are now published by SRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Participated in Book of the week program organized by National Book Trust, Govt. Of India, at Jammu, 2008.
Participated in a film making workshop organized by the mass communication dept. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh as a script writer between 19 Jan.2009 to 21 Jan. 2009;
SANSKRITI AWARD FOR LITERATURE- 1998
URDU ACADEMY DELHI AWARD FOR THE NOVEL”Jo Amaan Mili To Kahan Mili” -1998.
URDU ACADEMY ALL INDIA DRAMA COMPETITION AWARDFOR THE PLAY, RABIA – 1995.
NAVODIT LEKHAK PURASKAR by Hindi Academy, New Delhi. 1989.
NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP AWARD in the field of Urdu literature BY MINISTRY OF CULTURE, GOVT. INDIA-2009-2011
Teaching experience :
Taught at Jamia Millia Islamia (Dept. Of Hindi) between 2003-2010 and Fortune institute of Mass Communication, South Extension, New Delhi.2005-2006 and for some time at Zakir Hussain college, DU.
Other Job Experiances:
Editor, state resource centre ,jamia millia islamia (1998-2000)
Editor , monthly magazine UMANG, published by Urdu academy Delhi (1994)