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Makhdoom Mohiuddin
--: Biography of Makhdoom Mohiuddin :--


Makhdoom Mohiuddin or Abu Sayeed Mohammad Makhdoom Mohiuddin Huzri (February 4, 1908 - January 15, 1969) was an Urdu poet and Marxist political activist of India. He was a distinguished revolutionary Urdu poet. On February 4 and 5, 2008, a slew of programmes were organized in Hyderabad to mark his birth centenary celebrations in which top writers like Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Vibhuti Narain Rai, scientists like P. M. Bhargava and Vice-Chancellor of Hyderabad University Syed E. Hasnain participated.

Mohiuddin was born in the village of Andole in Medak district of what was then the princely state of Hyderabad, India.

He earned a masters degree in 1936 from Osmania University. He founded the Progressive Writers Union in Hyderabad. He was also active with the Comrades Association and the Communist Party of India, and at the forefront of the 1946-1947 Telengana Rebellion against the Nizam of the erstwhile Hyderabad state.

Mohiuddin grew up to become a poet of incredible versatility. He is best known for his verse collection Bisat-e-Raqs (The Dance Floor), for which Mohiuddin was awarded the 1969 Sahitya Akademi Award in Urdu. His published works include an essay Tagore and his Poetry, a play, Hosh ke Nakhun (Unravelling), an adaptation of Shaw's Widowers' Houses, and a collection of prose essays. Bisat-e-Raqs is a complete collection of Makhdoom's verse including his two earlier collections Surkh Savera (The Red Dawn) 1944, and Gul-e-Tar (The Dewdrenched Rose) 1961

He is known as Shayar-e-Inquilab' ('Poet of the Revolution'). His ghazals and lyrics have been used in many Hindi films. Among his notable works is the romantic ghazal Phir Chhidi Baat, Baat PhooloN Ki.

He died in 1969. He has two sons and one daughter.The first son is Nusrath Mohiuddin,a well known poet,a member of CPI,secretary of Insaf.The second son is Zafar Mohiuddin who is an employee in Singereni colleries.The daughter is eldest of both. Nusrath Mohiuddin has two daughters: the eldest has only a girl child Nida Un Naser.The second Asma Siddiqua Khan has the one girl and one son named Tehniyathunnisa begum alias Mariyum and Md Laiq Ali Khan alias Omer respectively. Mariyum is elder of the two.Zafar has three daughters and a son.

In jail they were given very worse kind of meal. Once the party members found some insects in their meal, Makhdoom commented: Tell your jailer that we all here are vegetarian, we dont want this non-vegetarian meal.

In jail he met Amir, who were sent to jail by his lovers family. He requested Makhdum to help. He replies: We should now start a lovers union, and the slogan should be, Lovers of the world, Unite! Later in jail aamir learned about the Telengana Movement and marxism and later on joined the struggle. 

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