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Abdul Qavi Desnavi’s 87th Birth Anniversary: Google Doodle Celebrates

Abdul Qavi Desnavi was a noted Urdu critic, linguist, and writer. On his birth anniversary, today's Google Doodle has been dedicated in his memory


Today (1 November) is the 87th birth anniversary of Abdul Qavi Desnavi, and this day’s Google Doodle has been dedicated in his memory. But, who was Abdul Qavi Desnavi?

Desnavi was an Indian Urdu language writer; known for his works about Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Mirza Ghalib and Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

The litterateur, who left for his heavenly abode in July 2011, has written over 50 books on Urdu literature and has also done a lot of research works on notable poets and writers.

Some of his notable works are – Hayat-e-Abul Kalam Azad, Ajnabi Shaher, Talash-e-Azad, to name some.

In his remembrance, today, Google India tweeted “He wrote about those who wrote about love & life. Celebrating the 87th birth anniversary of Abdul Qavi Desnavi.”

Born in a Muslim household of Desna village, Bihar, it is claimed that Desnavi’s ancestors are the descendants of Prophet Muhammad.

His belongs to a family of scholars and professors. His father, Syed Mohammed Saeed Raza, was a professor in St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. His elder brother, Syed Mohi Raza, was also a professor.

Abdul Qavi Desnavi was himself a professor and head of theUrdu department of Saifia Post Graduate College, Bhopal.

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