Search giant Google on 1 November 2017 dedicated its doodle to commemorate the 87th birthday of Urdu poet Abdul Qavi Desnavi.
Desnavi was known for mentoring several India’s finest Urdu poets and writers such as Javed Akhtar and Iqbal Masood.
About Abdul Qavi Desnavi
• Abdul Qavi Desnavi was born in Desna village in the Nalanda district of Bihar on 1 November 1930.
• Some of his major works include Hayat-e-Abul Kalam Azad, a book on freedom fighter Maulana Abul Kalam Azad; Sat Tahriren, Motala-E-Khotoot Ghalib and Talash-E-Azad.
• Throughout his career span, Desnavi played a prominent role in the evolution of Urdu literature and academic thought in India.
• He was the Head of the Urdu Department at Bhopal’s Saifia College and a member of several regional and national literary bodies.
• He wrote over 50 books on Urdu literature.
• He died in July 2011.
Who: Google Doodle
When: 1 November 2017