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Firoz Bakht new Chancellor of MANUU

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

: Noted social activist, educationist and columnistFiroz Bakht Ahmed has been nominated as of city-based Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) for a three year period.

A notification released by the registrar, MANUU today, said that the President, in his capacity as Visitor of the University, has appointed as the fifth of the University.

He succeeds Zafar Sareshwala, itsaid.

"Ahmed is grand nephew of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, minister of the country.He is a prolific writer and authored many books in Urdu and Hindi, specially on Childrens literature. He is also a freelance journalist and columnist," it said.

was also associated with Madrassa modernisation and Urdu medium schools upliftment.

He was appointed by the courts in various committees/enquiry committees assisting the judicial procedures for prompt justice.

Firoz Bakht was also associated with MANUU before its inception in 1997 as foundation panel member, the release added.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 18:15 IST