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Name         :          Obaidur Rahman 
Pen Name         :          Obaid Azam Azmi  ( see on Wikipedia )
Fathers Name         :          Shaikh Shamim Ahmed
 (Ex. M.L.A. Indian National Congress, from Mumbai, Maharshtra).

 see on Wikipedia

Educational Qualification :           MA (Urdu)
  Diploma, Mumbai University.
Languages Known :        

     

  Urdu, Hindi, English
Editor :         Urdu Channel (Monthly Literary Magazine), Mumbai.
 

Books

   

 :        

   1) Laazawaal (Poetry Collection), Coming soon
  2) Arooz (Urdu Prosody) Coming soon
  3) Rubaiyaat-e-Islam (Poetry Collection), Coming soon
 

Mushaira

 

        :        

 

I have recited hundreds of All India Mushairas across the Country from 1990, with legends like Ali Sardar Jafri, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Kaifi Azmi, Ali Jawwad Zaidi, Naushad,  Dr. Jagannath Azad, Ahmed Faraz, Qateel Shifai, Shahryar, Mohammad Alvi, Nida Fazli, Basheer Badr, Amjad Islam Amjad,Gulzar Dehlavi, Aziz Qaisi, Kalidas Gupta Reza, Javed Akhtar, Indeevar, Dr. Malikzada Manzoor Ahmed, Naqsh Layalpuri, Mumtaz Rashid, Bashar Nawaz, Hasan Kamal, Sameer, Rahat Indori, Qaisarul Jafri, Abdul Ahad Saaz etc.

See > Sahafat Daily Mumbai. 10/1/2010, Inquilab Daily, 16/2/2011, 20/2/2009, 11/12/2011, 25/5/2012

 and also recited poetry on All   India Radio, Vividh Bharati and on TV Channels Like DD Urdu, ETV Urdu, ETC, UTN, Aakaash Vani, etc

Special Invitation for Poetry Recitation :        1) Sahitya Academy (Mumbai branch), at Dadar, Mumbai. 1997
2) Harmony week -- organized by Mumbai Police & CCBT, at Saboo Siddik, Byculla, Mumbai-8. 16/11/2007.
3) Poetry Against Terrorism, Organized by Sahyog Cultural Society, Mumbai, at Islam Gymkhana, Mumbai. on 19/12/2008.
See Mid-Day (Mumbai)  20/12/2008.
4) Sur Singar Samsad, 47th Kala ke kalakar, Vidyapeeth Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai. on 29/5/2008
5) Bazm-e-Adab, Jaunpur, Dist. Jaunpur U.P. 20/6/2010
6) Shibli College, Azamgarh, U.P. on 07/6/2012,
See Inquialb Daily (Varanasi Edition  08/06/2012), Rashtriya Sahara Daily (Lucknow Edition,  08/06/2012.)
7) Hindi Association of KMC College & Rotract Club of Khopoli, , Khopoli, Raigad, Maharashtra. on  18/2/2010

8) Aashirwad's 24, hours Kavi Kavi sammelan, Mumbai, 2013

Invention & Research Works in Urdu Prosody   :              1) Bahr-e-Azam (published in Monthly Urdu Channel, Mumbai.)
     2) 28 - Nai BahreN
(published in Monthly Urdu Channel, Mumbai)
     3) Rubaii ke Naye Avzaan
(published in Monthly Shair, Inquilab Daily, & Urdu Channel)
Seminars  

:      

 

 

1) Mish'al-e-JaaN ka Aroozi Tajziya (Organized by Gogte Colleg Ratnagiri -1999)
2) Ali Sardar Jafri ki Shairi ka Aroozi Tajziya
(Organized by Nehru Centre, Mumbai-2001)
3) Rubaii ke Naye Avzaan
(Organized by Arabic Dept. Mumbai University-2012)

 

Published Literary work         :        

My writings get published in various leading Urdu Magazines & Newspapers such as

Aiwan-e-Urdu (New Delhi), Kitab Numa (New Delhi, December 1994),Urdu Channel (Mumbai),Inquilab Daily (Mumbai, 16/3/2010,25/12/2011), Urdu Times Daily ( Mumbai), Sahafat Daily (Mumbai),Shair Monthly (Mumbai) Zad-e-Safar Monthly (Mumbai) ,Hindustan daily (Mumbai), Awaaz-e- Mulk (Varanasi), TahreereNav (New Mumbai), Tabeer Daily (Beed),  Ras Rang (Hindi) Noida, Bebaak Malegaon, Gulabi Kiran (Delhi, Dec-1994). Urdu Mela Weekly( Solapur, Mumbai 02/8/2012), Bi Monthly Baazdeed (Nov 2012, MushaairoN ki Tehzeeb by Nehru Centre Mumbai December 2012, Kutubnuma Hindi - 2013. Mumbai, etc.

Columns        :        

  I have Written Columns in 1) Daily Urdu Times (Mumbai) 2) Daily Sahafat (Mumbai) 3) Daily Tabeer (Beed) 4) Monthly Urdu Channel (Mumbai).

Articles by me   :            1) Majrooh SultanPuri Shakhsiyat Aur Fun ( Published in Zad-e-Safar, Mumbai)
    2) Shamsur Rahman faruqi Aur Taskeen-e-Avsat ( published in Urdu Channel, Mumbai)
    3) Javed Akhtar Fun Aur Shakhsiyat (Publishe in Lokrajya, Mumbai)
    4) Ganesh bihari Tarz Shakhs Aur shair (published in Inquilab Daily, Mumbai)
    5) Urdu zaban Haal Aur Mustaqbil (published in Inquilab Daily, Mumbai)
    6) Sagar Tripathi ki Naatiya Shairi (publishe in Saayebaan-e-Rahmat, Poetry collection of Sagar Tripathi)
   7) Baat Baat meiN Badi Baat (Published in Aaina Muaaina, Poetry collection of Manik Munde)
   8) Manik Munde ki Shairy (Published in Titiksha, Poetry collection of Manik Munde)

 
Articles on me   :       

    1) Obaid Azam Azmi ki Shairy by Yusuf Nazim
Published in Monthly Kitab Numa, New Delhi, Monthly Tameer-e-Haryana, Haryana, Urdu Times, Daily Mumbai, Hindustan Daily Mumbai, Munsif Daily Hyderabad, Rashtriya Sahara Daily  (U.P.), Monthly  Peshraft, New Delhi, Monthly Zad-e-Safarmumbai, Monthly Awaami Manshoor (Pakistan), Monthly Parwaz (London) Weekly Bebaak Malegaon, etc
 

2) To Arooz ki Kaaya palat hojaayegi by Dr. Kamal Ahmed Siddiqui, Unpublished.

 

About me  in other poets and writers Books/ Interviews/ Articles/Letters :

1) Meer Anees by Ali Jawwad Zaidi (published by Sahitya Academy New Delhi. 1991)
2) Khwaja Hafiz Shirazi--Ahwaal-o-Aasaar by Prof. (Dr.) Rafia Shabnam Abidi (published by Urdu Dept. Mumbai Unversity. March-2003, page no. 131).
3) Ahang Aur Urooz by Dr. Kamal Ahmed Siddiqui (published by National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, New delhi. Jan-2008, page no. 3)
4) Lava (Hindi) by Javed Akhtar (published by Raj Kamal Prakashan New delhi. 2011, page no. 8)
5) Lava (Urdu) by Javed Akhtar (published by Star Publication, New delhi. 2011, page no. 8)
6) Be-ZubaaN Tarz (Hindi Poetry) by Dhanraj Vanjari (published in Mumbai, Jan 2004)
7) Aina Muaina (Hindi Poetry) by Manik Munde (published by Vani Prakashan New Delhi, 2008, page no. 10)
8) Titiksha (Hindi Poetry) by Manik Munde (published by Vani Prakashan New Delhi, 2011, page no. 10)

9) Manzil ba Manzil (Critical Essays) by Syed Mubarak Ali (published by Syed Mubarak Ali, Mumbai wali chawl, koliwada,  kalyan-Thana-421301. Feb-2012, page no.199).

10) Urdu Aur Bollywood by Suhail Akhtar Warsi (published by National Book Trust, New Delhi, 2012)
 

Speaches :

1) On Javed Akhtar's Poetry

    Organized by Nehru Centre, Mumbai, 26/3/2012.

2) On Manik Munde's Hindi Poetry

     Organized by Vani Prakashan, India International Centre, New Delhi, 06/8/2011.

 

Films        :           1) Baat Ban Gayi  -Released 2013. Song : Man Tu Shudi , Sung by Sonu Nigam
  2) Kuch Log (Songs)
      Songs Sung By :
       Asha Bhosle, Rekha Bhardwaj, Sadhna Sargam, Shan,
       Ahan and Shahid.
Lectures :

 I have delivered lectures on Urdu Prosody for B.A. and HSC classes in following Colleges

1. Rizvi College, Bandra, Mumbai.
2. Anjuman-i-Islam Girls High School & Jr College,Bandra,Mumbai.
3. Kalsekar College, Kausa, Mumbra, Thane.
4. Gulshan-E-Islam College, Saki Naka, Mumbai.

5. Anjuman-e-Farogh-e-Urdu, Social College, Solapur, MS. 27/2/2011. For News see Urdu Mela (weekly, Solapur, Mumbai) 27/2/2011.

 

Columns :

I have Written Columns in ;

1) Monthly Urdu Channel (Mumbai) see issues from 1998.

2) Daily Urdu Times (Mumbai). see issues 1999.

3) Daily Tabeer (Beed)

4) Daily Sahafat (Mumbai) - see issues March to June 2009

Documentary

Films

   

    Poetry Written by me in following Documentary films
   1) P.A. Inamdar Film by Imtiyaz Khalil
   2) Maulana Mukhtar Ahmed Nadvi Film by Imtiyaz Khalil
   3) Maulana Badruddin Ajmal Film by Imtiyaz Khalil

 

Workshop

 I have delivered lecture about Urdu Prosody in Sheri Work shop (Poetry Workshop) , in Parbhani, Maharashtra. Organized by Government of Maharashtra 's Maharashtra State Urdu Sahitya Akademi. on  /3/2010.

For News See > Sahafat Daily Mumbai.29/3/2010. and Urdu Times Daily 31/3/2010

Judgments :

 

I have Judge several times Inter-Collegiate & Inter-Schools Bait Baazi Competitions / Speech Competitions / Quiz Competitions / Poetry Competitions of

1) NCPUL, HRD Ministry Government of India,

     in Mumbai's Urdu Kitab Mela.

2) Akbar Peer Bhoy College, Mumbai,
3) Anjuman-i-Islam, Saif Tyabji, Girls high school, Mumbai.
 21/12/2011.
4) Nehru Centre , Worli, Mumbai, 18/11/2008.
See Nehru Centre News Letter, Vol.9 Issue 11, November 2008.
5) Ayesha Bai College of Education, JJ Hospital, Mumbai.
24/2/2012.
6) Tibbiya Unani College, Versova, Mumbai.
Year 2003
7) Raees High School Jr. College Bhiwandi.

8) Kalsekar College, Kausa, Mumbra, Thane.

9) Quiz Competitions Organized by Quiz Time & News, Anjuman-I-Islam Belasis Road, Mumbai-8, 28/11/1998.

10) Anjuman Taraqqi-e-Urdu Hind (Mah).in Anjuaman Islam Girls, Bandra, Mum

11)  J.A.T. Arts , Science & Commerce College (For Women), Malegaon, MS. 20/01/2011

12) Muncipal Urdu School , Nehru Ngar, Kurla (w), 25/2/2014

Awards        :           1) Meer Taqi Meer Award (Lucknow) for Literary Contribution in Urdu Language. Year - 2012
  2) Kaavya Bhooshan Award (Writer's & Journalist Association, Maharashtra). Year - 2011
  3) Mirza Ghalib Award for Baitbaazi, 1998.
  4) Hafiz-e- Shirazi Award 1996.
  5) Maharashtra State Urdu Academy Award for Bait baazi for 1990.

  6) Secured first prize for Ghazal Writing Competition Known as " Jigar Muradabadi Trophy"  organized by Government Law College, Mumbai,  during the year  1989-90. 

  7) Secured first prize for Ghazal Writing Competition   organized by Maharashtra College, Mumbai,  during the year  1990-91 also for 1991-1992.

  8) Awarded for being captain of winners team at Inter-Collegiate Bait baazi competition organized by Akbar Peer Bhoy College, Mumbai Known as "Moinuddin Haris Bait baazi  Trophy" during the year (1990-91) also for(1991-92).

  9) Best performance in Bait Baazi competition held at Maharashtra college, Mumbai,  during the year 1990-91.

 
Held  Positions    :           General Sec : All India Urdu Council (Mumbai)
  Sec. : Anjuman-e-Traqqui-e- Urdu Hind (Maharashtra).
   Vice President : Pasbaan-e-Adab, Mumbai.
Stage Shows     

   :        

 

  1) Khusro se Majrooh Tak Organized by Nehru Centre Mumbai.(2001)
  2) Ghazal ka Safar Organized by Cancer Aid Foundation Mumbai.
  3) Rooh-E-Majrooh Organized by Ibaadat Foundation New Delhi (in Mumbai, March 2012).
  4) Rooh-E-Shakeel Organized by Ibaadat Foundation New Delhi (in New Delhi, Aug, 2012).
  5)  Jashn-E-Hafiz  Organized by Nehru Centre, Urdu Council, Iran Cultural House, Anjuman Traqqi Urdu    (Mah)-1995.
16) Ghazal Show - Lafz-o-Avaz in New Delhi , organised Ibaadat foundation.
Work with Legends Like         :           1) Majrooh Sultanpuri (Urdu Poet & Lyricist).
  2) Ali Sardar Jafri (Urdu Poet , Lyricist, Writer & Scholar).
  3) Ali Jawwad Zaidi (Urdu Poet ,Writer & Scholar).
  4) Yusuf Nazim (Urdu Poet and Humor Writer).
  5) Javed Akhtar (Urdu Poet , Lyricist, and Film Writer).
  6) Prof. Dr. Rafia Shabnam Abidi (Urdu Poetess, Writer, ex. HOD Urdu dept. Mumbai University).
 
Other Activities        :         >> Member of Syllabus committee Bal Bharati - Pune.
>> Ex. Special Executive officer Government of Maharashtra.2003-2007.
>>  Member Film Writers Association.

 

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