Honour for Urdu scholar

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By OUR CORRESPONDENT
  • Published 12.03.11
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Patna, March 11: Linguist and researcher M.J. Warsi was conferred with Hindi Urdu Literary Award at the 22nd international conference in Lucknow recently.

Uttar Pradesh science and technology minister Abdul Mannan inaugurated the event. Former Jharkhand governor Syed Sibtey Razi chaired it.

A gold medallist from Aligarh Muslim University, Darbhanga resident Warsi is also a recipient of Bengal Urdu Academy award.

Warsi teaches at Washington University in St Louis at present. He is a teacher of Asian and near eastern languages.

His book Evaluation of Media Reach and Effectiveness: A Linguistic Exercise was published in Germany in 2009. It brought worldwide fame to the scholar. Another well-known book authored by him is Linguistic Dynamics in South Asia.

Some of his books have become texts in the curriculum of various colleges.

Warsi was born in Barra village. He studied at NK High School.

He completed his MA and PhD in psycholinguistics from Aligarh Muslim University in 1993 and 1998, respectively.