Haryana: Great Urdu poet Mahendra Pratap Chand dies, Chief Minister Manohar Lal mourns

Mahendra Pratap, the good poet of Urdu, ‘Chand’ mentioned goodbye to the world. He was in poor health for a number of days. The state authorities has expressed deep sorrow over his dying. He was a resident of Ambala metropolis. He was honored with the ‘Fakhr-e-Haryana’ honor by the Academy of Haryana and Haryana Urdu Academy two years in the past.

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Academy President and Chief Minister Manohar Lal, Executive Vice President of the Academy Rajesh Khullar and Director Dr. Chandra Trikha paid tribute to him. A condolence assembly was additionally organized on the event, through which all officers and staff and Adeeb attended.

Retired IAS Ramendra Jakhu ‘Sahil’, former secretary of Urdu Academy and Madhav Kaushik, vice-president of the Central Sahitya Academy, additionally described intimately the achievements of ‘Chand’ Sahib.

Some of the principle compositions of Chand Saheb embrace ‘Urdu Adab and Haryana’, ‘Harf-e-Raj’, ‘Wounded Arjun Ke’, ‘Seventh Book of Urdu’, ‘Hali Panipati Ki Ghazals’,’ Azar-e-Gum-Ishq ‘,’ Herf-e-Aashna ‘,’ Price of milk ‘,’ Safir of sunshine ‘,’ Nishat-e-kalam ‘,’ Going moments’. Mahendra Pratap has been honored with Haryana Award, Syed Muzaffar Hussain Burney Award, apart from many authorities and non-governmental organizations.

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