Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Father of Urdu

The Term Father of Urdu (Baba-e-Urdu) is refers to a great linguist and scholar Maulvi Abdul Haq. He was master of Urdu Language and he played a vital role while choosing Urdu as National Language of Pakistan.
He was in on November 16, 1872 in Hapur town, Ghaziabad District, India. He was responsible for developing similarities between Urdu Deccani, Arabic and Persian. He completed his bachelor's Degree from Aligarh Muslim University in 1894. During his graduation he met with the scholars of that time; Shibli Nomani, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Ross Masood, Mohsin-ul-Mulk, Syed Mahmud, Professor Arnold, and Babu Mukharjee.

After completing the Graduation Moulvi Abdul Haq went to Hyderabad Deccan. In Hyderabad he started learning, teaching and upgrading Urdu. Moulvi Abdul Haq was greatly impressed by the political and social views of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. He learnt English language and scientific subjects and saw Urdu as a Major cultural heritage for the Muslims of Subcontinent. For this purpose he founded Anjuman Taraqqi-i-Urdu in 1903 in Aligarh. The very first President of Anjuman Taraqqi-i-Urdu was Professor Arnold and the first secretary was Shibli Nomani. Moulvi Abdul Haq was appointed as sectary of All India Muhammadan Educational Conference, which was founded by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan in 1886 for the promotion of Education.


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