Who is Abdul Qavi Desnavi?

Abdul Qavi Desnavi  was an Indian Urdu language writer, critic, bibliographer, and linguist.

  • He was Born on November 1, 1930 in Desna village of Bihar
  • From fiction to biography and poetry, Desnavi has written a vast number of Urdu texts over a span of five decades
  • His important work was about Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Mirza Ghalib and Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
  • Among his major works were Hayat-e-Abul Kalam Azad, a book on freedom fighter Maulana Abul Kalam Azad published in 2000.
  • Some of his other famous works include Sat Tahriren, Motala-E-Khotoot Ghalib and Talash-E-Azad
  • His other major works include ‘Urdu Shairi Ki Gyarah Aawazein’, ‘Bachchon Ka Iqbal’, ‘Allama Iqbal Bhopal Mein’, ‘Ek Shahar Panch Mashahirs’, and ‘Bhopal Aur Ghalib’.
  • He was awarded with several awards for his literary work.
  • 1st November 2017,Abdul Qavi Desnavi’s 87th birth anniversary celebrated with a Google Doodle
  • He was also a mentor to other renowned Urdu writers such as Javed Akhtar and Iqbal Masood. 
  • Desnavi passed away on July 7, 2011, in Bhopal at the age of 80. 


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