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Prof Sahar Ansari’s literary services applauded at a seminar

KARACHI:Administrator Karachi Dr. Syed Saifur Rahman has said that Professor Sahar Ansari recites poetry in an effective manner which leaves the audience mesmerized.

“Professor Sahar Ansari’s poetry has inspired many generations and he is considered one of the great poets, intellectuals and teachers from whom the new generation of poets can take guidance. The creative essence is prominent in his writings, with complete awareness of contemporary literature and literary movements. He keeps a keen eye on future literary scenarios, the Administrator expressed these views while addressing a one-day seminar on the subject of art and personality of Prof. Sahar Ansari organized by Chaak Literary Forum and Diamond Jubilee Committee of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation.

On the occasion, Municipal Commissioner KMC Shujaat Hussain, Diamond Jubilee Committee KMC Convenor Ali Hassan Sajid, Saima Nafees, Dr. Syed Jafar Ahmad, Prof. Yasmin Sultana, Prof. Naseem Anjum, Dr. Aqeel Abbas Jafri, Dr. Arshad Rizvi Rehman Nishat, Javed Manzar and other speakers also addressed.

The Administrator Karachi said that Professor Sahar Ansari spent his entire life in the promotion of language, literature and culture and even today his wonderful journey continues. “Professor Sahar Ansari is a multi-faceted personality who, along with creating his own unique identity as a poet, also chose a different path for himself in the field of essay writing, criticism and translations,” Dr Syed Saifur Rehman added.

The Administrator Karachi said that Prof Sahar Ansari succeeded in convincing himself everywhere. He said that Prof Sahar Ansari studied Eastern and Western literature extensively and the proof of this is the depth and insight found in his poetry and writings. Professor Sahar Ansari joined Karachi University in 1974 and taught in the Department of Urdu.

From 1998 to 2000, he was the chief editor and secretary of the Urdu Dictionary Board. He has not only represented Pakistan in domestic and foreign Mushairas, but also raised the flag of Pakistan everywhere. The Government of Pakistan also awarded him “Tamgha e Husn e Karkardagi” in recognition of his academic and literary services.

Dr Syed Saifur Rehman expected that these kinds of events will continue to be held regarding the valuable services of such intellectual and literary personalities. On this occasion, Administrator Karachi Dr. Syed Saifur Rehman, Municipal Commissioner KMC Shujaat Hussain, Prof. Sahar Ansari, Saima Nafees, Yasmin Yass cut the cake. Later, prominent poets of Karachi presented the speech in honor of Prof. Sahar Ansari and various writers presented research and critical articles.