: Noted social activist, educationist and columnistFiroz Bakht Ahmed has been nominated as Chancellor of city-based Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) for a three year period.
He succeeds Zafar Sareshwala, itsaid.
"Firoz Bakht Ahmed is grand nephew of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, first education 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.
Firoz Bakht 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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