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Gauhar Raza
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Gauhar Raza (born August 17, 1956) is an Indian scientist by profession, and a leading Urdu poet, social activist and documentary film maker working to popularize the understanding of science among general public, known for his films like Jung-e-Azadi, on the India's First War of Independence, and Inqilab (2008) on Bhagat Singh  He is also the honorary director of Jahangirabad Media Institute.
Born in a left liberal family in Allahabad, UP, India on 17 August 1956. His family shifted to Aligarh in 1958. His father, Wizarat Husain (1919 to 2007) was a freedom fighter, a communist party member and a renowned educationist and science teacher in Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. His mother, a social worker, was also intensely involved in freedom struggle and had worked with Indira Gandhi in Allahabad.
He completed B.Sc. Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University, in 1977 and M. Tech. (Power Apparatus and Systems) from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi1979.
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