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Qazi Abdul Sattar
--: Biography of Qazi Abdul Sattar :--


Qazi Abdul Sattar is a prolific writer of Urdu fiction in India. He was born at Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh in 1930 and joined AMU Urdu department in 1956. He received Ghalib Award in 1973 Padma Shree in 1974 and Imtiaz-e-Mir Award twice - in 1976 and 1979. His contributions to Urdu literature are about a dozen novels such as Dood-a-Chirag-e-Mehfil, Shab Guzeeda, Ghubar-e-Shab, Badal, Dara Shikoh and Salah-ud-Din. A movie 'Qazi Abdul Sattar', has been made and directed by Ibn-e-Zubair and. Shahab Ali Khan for Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. 'Peetal ka Ghanta' is his most famous short story.


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