Anand Narain Mulla

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Anand Narain Mulla
Born October 1901
Died 12 June 1997
Era 20th Century
Region India
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Anand Narain Mulla (October 1901–12 June 1997)[1] was a prominent Urdu poet of India.

Anand Narain Mulla was born at Lucknow in October 1901 and educated at Government Jubilee High School and College there.[2] 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.[3] He was also a recipient of the Iqbal Samman, a literary award, when aged 92.[4]

His father, Jagat Narain Mulla, was a leading advocate and government prosecutor.[5] Anand Narain Mulla, a Kashmiri Brahmin,[6] was himself a leading lawyer. In 1954 he became a judge of the Allahabad High Court, which he remained until 1961.[7] 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 governing Indian National Congress party.[8]

Mulla died in New Delhi on 12 June 1997, aged 96 years.[2]


  1. ^ "Urdu Authors: Date list corrected up to May 31, 2006 - S.No. - 1318 - Mulla, Anand Narain". National Council for Promotion of Urdu, Govt. of India. Archived from the original on 1 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Obituary Notices". Parliamentary Debates: Official Report. Parliament of India. 181 (1-2). 1997. 
  3. ^ History of Indian literature p.797
  4. ^ Agrawal, S. P. (1993). Development Digression Diary Of India: Third Companion Volume To Information India 1991-92. Concept Publishing Company. p. 31. ISBN 978-8-17022-305-4. 
  5. ^ Encyclopaedia of Political parties
  6. ^ Khan, Abdul Jamil (2006). Urdu/Hindi: An Artificial Divide: African Heritage, Mesopotamian Roots, Indian Culture & Britiah Colonialism. Algora Publishing. p. 267. ISBN 978-0-87586-437-2. 
  7. ^ "Former Judges of the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad and its Bench at Lucknow (1900-1990)". Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  8. ^ Obituary Notices. Parliament of India. 1997. p. 1.