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Mazher Umeed
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Mazher Umeed: The Urdu short story writer  was born on 06/04/1920, in a village about 55 kms from Bangalore city. He died on June 1, 2009, at about 6.55 P.M (Indian Time) at the Sagar Apollo Hospital, Bangalore, where he was taken on emergency after developing respiratory problems. He was also a poet, activist,  and winner of several prestigious awards including Karnataka State Urdu Academy Award, Majlis-E-Adab Golden Jubilee Award, Pasban Golden Jubilee award and conferred with Life Time Achievement Award by Al-Ameen Educational Society, Bangalore. He along with noted laureate Munshi Premchand, Krishen Chander, Kaifi Azmi, Sardar Ali Jafri and other writers founded Progressive Writers Association of India, Poona in early 1950s. He had published  a collection of short stories “Saat Raang Saat Sur”. progressive writing.”. More details about Mazhar Umeed can be obtained from his son Mohammed Rafi Humayun, from P.O. Box # 26117, Sharjah, UAE. Mobile: 00 971 50 6445822. E-Mail:

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