Dr. Md. Zahidul Haque, Assistant Professor in the Department of Urdu, University of Hyderabad has been awarded the first prize in the research category namely Imdad Imam Asar award by the Bihar Urdu Academy (Govt. of Bihar). The award carries the citation and cash prize of Rs. 10,000/-.

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Dr. Haque is an MA, M.Phil and Ph.D from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and has been teaching in the University for last three years. His research areas include Classical Urdu Poetry especially the poetry of 18th century. He has published over 25 research papers abd articles in National and International magazines and journals. His two books on poetry will be published shortly.