Khushtar Girami

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Khushtar Girami (1902–1988)[1] (urdu: خوشتر گرامی )(hindi: खुश्तर गिरामी ) born Ram Rakha Mal Chadda, was a renowned Urdu writer and poet. He is more remembered as the editor of the then India’s leading Urdu Monthly Biswin Sadi which he also owned. He started publication of this magazine from Lahore in 1937,[2][3] and later shifted to Delhi. He is credited with having introduced numerous budding Urdu and Hindi poets, short-story writers, novelists, essayists and literary critics. All renowned Urdu poets and writers were proud regular contributors to Biswin Sadi. His service to Urdu language is unforgettable. In 1977 he sold this magazine to Rehman Nayyar, the erstwhile owner and editor of Ruby, to lead a retired life. His book titled Sihat aur Zindagi published by Book Home in 1980 (reprinted in 2005),[4] is a popular book on this subject.

Rare 1965 photo-print of an informal gathering of poets/writers at the residence of Zia Fatehabadi.Seen left to right :- Naresh Kumar Shad, Kailash Chander Naaz, Talib Dehalvi, Khushtar Girami, Balraj Hairat, Saghar Nizami, Talib Chakwali, Munavvar Lakhnavi, Malik Ram, Jainendra Kumar, Zia Fatehabadi, Rishi Patialvi, Bahar Burney, Joginder Pal, Unwan Chishti and Krishan Mohan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Urdu Authors: Date list corrected up to 31 May 2006, S.No. 1071 – Khushtar Girami > maintained by National Council for Promotion of Urdu, Govt. of India., Ministry of Human Resource Development http://www.urducouncil.nic.in/urdu_wrld/u_auth/index_all.htm
  2. ^ Urdu literature ,
  3. ^ Sahir Hoshiarpuri
  4. ^ Google Books http://books.google.com/books?id=X8fntgAACAAJ

Khushtar Girami is survived by 2 sons Mr. Krishan Kumar Chadda & Mr. Vijay Chadda both based in New Delhi. And a daughter Ms. Kamal Sabharwal based in California.