Ahmed Noori

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Ahmed Noori,[1] aka Abu Raihan Ahmed Noori,[2] was a prominent writer and journalist who belonged to the Beary community of Mangalore in Dakshina Kannada in South India.

He was born and grew up in Mangalore but later on lived in Bangalore. He wrote books in the local Beary bashe and Kannada languages. His book, Maikala, a documentary about the culture Beary community of Mangalore in Kannada language, has been cataloged by the largest library in the world, the Library of Congress at Washington, D.C., USA.[3] He was also part of a six-member team of scholars who, for the first time, translated the meaning of the Quran to Kannada language in 1978, working on this project for about seven years.[4] He edited several periodicals such as "Sandesha", "Kitaab" and "The Message". He contributed extensively to the Sanmarga weekly Kannada magazine. He was also one of the founding members of the Beary's Welfare Association in 1988.[5] In 2010, the Karnataka Beary Sahitya Academy awarded him an honorary award for the year 2009 for his literary achievements.[6][7][8][9] The Rajyotsava Prashasti eluded him though many community members thought that he deserved it for his services.[10] Over the past 50 years, he has become a household name in the Beary community due to his popular songs and music composition. Some of his popular songs are ‘Kelanda Makkale kelanda,’ ‘Ethare Tholo Varakro Masth,’ ‘Alam padachadum neenem, adre chameychedum neeneme.’ In January 2011, a CD of Beary Bashe songs written by him was released in Bangalore.[11][12]

Ahmed Noorie died on September 2, 2012.[13][14][15] Tributes poured from all around the region in the news media in multiple languages.[16][17]

Photo[edit]

http://mmujahid.webs.com/noori4.jpg --- Please insert. This is my personal copy and I give permission to publish

Bibliography[edit]

Books[edit]

  • 1997 (first version 1960). Maikala* [3].

Periodicals[edit]

  • Sandesha
  • Kitaab
  • The Message

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Article on Ahmed Noori". Mmujahid.webs.com. Archived from the original on 2011-10-08. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  2. ^ http://catalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?SC=Author&SEQ=20090816075759&PID=Y-krMre66W2KYmZaUo4cs1LOwGf&SA=Nūri,+Abūraihān+Ahmad.
  3. ^ a b "Brief Record (Library of Congress Online Catalog)". Catalog.loc.gov. 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  4. ^ Divya Qur'an, Qur'an Majid, (An effort of six scholars: Mawlana Shah Abd al-Qadir, Mawlana Sayyid, Abu Raihan Ahmed Noori, Abd Allah Sahib, I’jaz al-Din and Abd al-Ghaffar), 2 vol. Islami Sahitya Prakashana, Bangalore 1978, p. 1400.
  5. ^ http://www.bearyswelfareassociation.com/SubInfo.htm
  6. ^ Karnataka Beary Sahitya Academy. "Karnataka Beary Sahitya Academy". Karnatakabearysahithyaacademy.org. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  7. ^ "Mangalore Beary Sahitya Academy Awards for Three Eminent Personalities". Daijiworld.com. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  8. ^ Mangalore. "Beary Sahithya Academy honour for three". Deccanherald.com. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  9. ^ "Beary Academy awards to undeserved ?". The Canara Times. 2010-03-24. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  10. ^ "Ahmad Noori: Rajyotsava award eludes this Karmayogi yet again". Coastaldigest.com. 2010-10-31. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  11. ^ [1][dead link]
  12. ^ "Classical Byari language songs - Introduction". YouTube. 2011-07-03. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  13. ^ "Ahmed Noori no more". Coastaldigest.com. 2012-09-02. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  14. ^ "Bangalore: Noted Kannada, Beary Scholar Ahmed Noori No More". Daijiworld.com. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  15. ^ "Noted scholar, writer Ahmed Noori no more | Mega Media News". Megamedianews.in. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  16. ^ "Ahmed Noorie: The Dreamer". Coastaldigest.com. 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  17. ^ "Noor Master, Article of Abdul Mateen Muniri". Sahilonline.net. Retrieved 2012-12-27.