IMO News Service
New Delhi: Mohammad Aleem, a distinguished novelist, scriptwriter, playwright and journalist, has been awarded the Senior Fellowship Award by Ministry of Culture, Government of India, for 2017. He has been acknowledged as an outstanding person in the field of Urdu literature. The award money in total is INR 4, 80,000 only, and he will have to write a book within the fellowship period of two years. The book is titled, Jadid Urdu Navilon Mein Qaumiat Ka Jazba (The Essence of Nationalism in modern Urdu novels).
Mr. Aleem is also the winner of Sanskriti award for his novel, Jo Amaan Mili To Kaha Mili. The book has been translated into English by the name, Sacred Solitude. It has been turned into a full length feature film recently. The shooting process has been completed and editing work is going on.
There are various other books written by him, which include the most famous one is Rabia: Through all Joys and Sorrows. He has also been awarded Junior Fellowship Award by Ministry of Culture, Government of India before two times, both in Hindi and Urdu. He has also been awarded by Urdu Academy Delhi and Hindi Academy Delhi for his literary works.
“If we define talent, aptitude and flair in one word, Mohammad Aleem fits the bill perfectly. He has the knack for writing, and over the years, he has done some quiet prestigious literary works. He is quiet fluent in three languages, Hindi, Urdu, and English, so it is quite easy for him to work in all these languages freely,” said Danish Ahmad Khan, Founder-Editor of India’s First Online Muslim Newspaper “IndianMuslimObserver.com”, with whom Mr. Aleem is associated for the past several years.