Khurshid Eqbal

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Khurshid Eqbal
خورشید اقبال
Khurshid Eqbal.jpg
Born Khurshid Eqbal
(1962-03-14) March 14, 1962 (age 55)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Nationality Indian
Occupation Poet, teacher
Website Official website

Khurshid Eqbal (Urdu: خورشید اقبال‎) (born March 14, 1962) is an Urdu poet, writer and educationalist from India.[1][2] He has written several books including poetry and prose. He has received Howrah Writer's Association Award for his literary contribution.[3]

Early life[edit]

Eqbal was born on March 14, 1962, in Kolkata, India. He received his secondary education from Jagatdal Chashma-i-Rahmat High School in 1979, and graduated from Rishi Bankim Chandra College, Naihati, West Bengal in 1982. He qualified for Master of Science degree in Plant Physiology from the Institute of Agricultural Science of the University of Calcutta in 1984. In 1987, he also qualified for Master of Arts in Urdu from the University of Calcutta. In 1987, he began his career as a bio-science teacher at Anjuman High School, Barrackpore and since August 2007 working as a head master at same institute.[4]


Eqbal has written several books.[5] He is also a Chief Editor of Mahnama Kainaat (کائنات)which is the world's first online Urdu monthly magazine[6] and is publishing on regular basis since January 2001.[7] He has written many columns, translation, criticism and essays. As a translator, he has translated several short stories of African writers in an Urdu language, which were compiled and published in the year 2011 with the name of Ek Shab-e-Awargi.[8][9] Subject book is being discussed internationally and getting a well response from the literary circle of Urdu world[10][11][12][13][14]


  • Howrah Writer's Association Award 2010[15]
  • Bihar Urdu Academy's "SHAKILA AKHTAR AWARD" for his book "Ek Shab-e-Awargi" 2013[16]
  • UP Urdu Academy's AWARD for his book "Ek Shab-e-Awargi" 2014 [17]
  • UP Urdu Academy's AWARD for his book "Urdu Mein Science Fiction Ki Riwayat" [18]

Published works[edit]

  • Ek Shab-e-Awargi (اک شب آوارگی) African Short Stories[19][20]
  • Aaiye Computer Par Kaam Karein (آئیے کمپوٹر پر کام کریں)Computer Guide for Urdu Poets and writers [21]
  • Urdu Mein Science Fiction Ki Riwayat (اردو میں سائنس فکشن کی روایت) [22]
  • Many books of Life Science for high school students[23]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "خورشید اقبال کی شاعری از حیدر قریشی Khurshid Eqbal's poetry by Haider Qureshi, translation from Urdu title". Literary Magazine Jadeed Adab, Germany. July–December 2004. Retrieved September 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ "UrduDost Library – About Us". March 14, 1962. Archived from the original on October 19, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ Photographs of the Award function
  4. ^ " – 404". Retrieved Sep 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ Khurshid Eqbal, A Complete Book of Life Science, Jawaid Publications, Kolkata, 2002
  6. ^ Zaheer, Nusrat (2011). "Ishtahar of Kainaat". Quarterly "Adab Saaz" Delhi (15-18): back inner cover–page. 
  7. ^ Khushid Eqbal. "/ KAINAAT – An online Urdu monthly magazine". Retrieved September 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Ek-Shab-e-Awargi". Retrieved September 5, 2012. 
  9. ^ Eqbal, Khurshid Eqbal (2011). Ek Shab-e-Awargi. Kolkata, India: Arshia Publications. ISBN 9789381029145. 
  10. ^ "Bazm-E-Sahara E-Magazine | Urdu Online Magazine | Urdu E-Magazine". Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  11. ^ Zaheer, Nusrat (2011). Quarterly "Adab Saaz" Delhi (15–18): 327.  Missing or empty |title= (help);
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  15. ^ "Khurshid-Howrah-Award2 | Flickr – Condivisione di foto!". September 6, 2012. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Award | Flickr – Condivisione di foto!". May 19, 2013. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  17. ^ Eqbal, Khurshid. "UP Urdu Academy Award". Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  18. ^ "UP Urdu Academy Awards Page". 
  19. ^ Eqbal, Khurshid (2011). Ek Shab-e-Awargi. Kolkata: Arshia Publications. ISBN 9789381029145. 
  20. ^ "Ahmad Sohail on Ek Shab-e-Awargi". 
  21. ^ Eqbal, Khurshid (2016). Aaiye Computer Par Kam Karein. Kolkata, WB, India: West Bengal Urdu Academy. p. 256. ISBN 9789384286279. 
  22. ^ Eqbal, Khurshid (2015). Urdu Mein Science Fiction Ki Riwayat. Kolkata, WB, India: Arshia Publications. p. 192. ISBN 9789381029374. 
  23. ^ List of Life Science Books written by Khurshid Eqbal

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