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Akhlaq Khan Shahryar

R.I.P, Akhlaq Mohammed Khan ‘Shahryar’ (1936-2012)

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Amitabh Bachchan, Union Minister Veerappa Moily, Alok P Jain (2ndL) and Akhilesh Jain (R) present 44th Jnanpith Award to famous Urdu poet Akhlaq Mohammed Khan 'Shahryar' (C) in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Vijay Verma

Poets O.N.V. KURUP and AKHLAQ K. SHAHRYAR win Jnanpith for ’07 and ’08 respectively. Seminal voices in Malayalam and Urdu, and stellar film lyricists too.