Anand Narain Mulla

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Anand Narain Mulla
Born October 1901
Died 12 June 1997
Era 20th Century
Region India
Signature Anand Narain Mulla Autograph.jpg

Anand Narain Mulla (1901–1997)[1] was a prominent Urdu poet of India.

He won the Sahitya Akademi award in Urdu in 1964 for his poetry, specifically the book Meri Hadis-e-Umr-e-Gurezan. His first collection of poems, Ju-yi shir, published in 1949, was followed by Hans cog and Bamhina bol.[2] He was also a recipient of the Iqbal Samman, a literary award.

His father, Jagat Narain Mulla, was a leading advocate and government prosecutor.[3] Anand Narain Mulla was himself a leading lawyer. In 1954 he became a judge of the Allahabad High Court, which he remained until 1961.[4] After his retirement he practiced law as Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India.[citation needed]

Mulla was a member of the 4th Lok Sabha (1967–1970), elected as an Independent candidate from the Lucknow constituency. He was later elected as a Rajya Sabha member (1972–1978) as a nominee of the ruling Congress Party.[5]

In 1995, Anjuman Taraqqi-yi published a book by Khaliq Anjum titled Pandit Anand Narain Mulla ki Adabi khidmat in order to commemorate his services to Urdu language.[citation needed]

Mulla died in New Delhi on 12 June 1997, aged 96 years.


  1. ^ Urdu Authors: Date list corrected up to May 31, 2006 - S.No. - 1318 - Mulla, Anand Narain> maintained by National council for Promotion of Urdu, Govt. of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development
  2. ^ History of Indian literature p.797
  3. ^ Encyclopaedia of Political parties
  4. ^ "Former Judges of the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad and its Bench at Lucknow(1900-1990)". Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]