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Dr. Majid Deobandi shaped his career as a Writer, Poet and Compare of National repute from 1978. He has participated in hundreds of Literary Mushairas (Poetic Symposia), Conferences and Seminars all over India and other countries. He is a well known and popular figure in Urdu Circle. He has received coverage for his performances in Newspapers, Magazines and many stations of All India Radio and number of channels. It is agreed on all hands that he is one of top most Poets of the Urdu World. He has been working in Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi since 1991 till February, 2016. After completion of services of 25 years, he has taken V.R.S from his service. He has received many awards. He has written songs in a new Film of Director Suhaib Ilyasi. The Film name is Ghar Waapsi. A short line of his bio data is given below:
DATE OF BIRTH : 7th July, 1964
PLACE OF BIRTH : Deoband (U.P)
RESIDENCE (Delhi) : S-3/24, Meezan Road, Jogabai,
Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025
RESIDENCE (Deoband) : Barey Bhaiyan Street,
Distt. Saharanpur (U.P.)
WEBSITE : www.majiddeobandi.in
E MAIL ADDRESSES : drmajiddeobandi@yahoo.com
TELEPHONE NUMBERS (Delhi) : 9810859786 (M)
9968269786 (M)

Dr. Majid Deobandi was born on July 7, 1964 at the time of Tahajjud prayers (Monday) on the day of Eid, in a reputed and religious family of Deoband. His great grandfather, Peerji Shamsudddin was a great saint of his era who shunned the wordly life and spent his days in jungles praying and meditation. His father had treasured up thousands of Urdu and Persian couplets in his memory, which inspired Dr. Majid to enter the world of poetry. He passed High School and Intermediate Examinations (science side) from Deoband in 1979 and 1981 respectively. Dr. Majid received B.A. and M.A. (Urdu) degrees from Meerut University with top ranks. He was awarded Ph. D. degree on his thesis on Khwaja Hasan Nizami. Dr. Majid took a keen interest in sports and poetry from the initial stage of the boyhood. He represented the Deoband College Badminton Team as

Captain in various state level tournaments (UP) and received many awards. In the age of 12 he composed his first couplet and participated in an all India Mushaira, outside Deoband, for the first time at the age of 14 in 1978 at Saharanpur. He has never looked back from that time and his journey in the domain of literature is on. He has participated in Mushairas in various parts of the World as an outstanding poet. Not only in India but also in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Sharjah, Al-Ayn, Abudhabi (UAE), Mascat (Oman) Pakistan, Nepal, Kuwait, Behrain and Maritius. He has participated as a promising poet and has conducted Mushairas too, Allama Iqbal is the favorite poet of Majid Deobandi that is why the philosophy of Iqbal, especially Islamic thoughts and ideology is reflected in his poetry. Dr. Majid Deobandi’s poetry is highly in fluenced by Islamic history and he is an established name in the world of literature with regard to the Islamic orientation of his poetry. In 1990, he joined Jamia MIllia Islamia University, New Delhi and the Jamia community is proud of his talent and his calibre as he bring laurels to Jamia by representing the university in the literary world. For fifteen years he worked as Announcer in All India Radio. At present, he is working as Urdu News Reader (Casual) in Doordarshan India (Delhi).

Dr. Majid Deobandi has participated in various Mushairas in nearly all major towns and cities of India. He is the editor of Urdu magazine ‘Adabi Meezan’, Delhi. The Magazine holds respectable position in the Urdu literary circles of the country. He has presented papers in hundreds of seminars and conferences in India. His poems and articles have been continuously appearing in prominent national Newspapers and Magazines. He is regarded as one of the front line poets of India who represents the country in the world.

The first collection of his ghazals, ‘Lahoo Lahoo Aankhen’ was published in 2000 and received well appreciation by the masses and experts. Many reputed scholars including Prof. Jagannath Azad, Prof. Shamim Hanafi, Prof. Gopichand Narang, Dr. Basheer Badr, Prof. Malikzada Manzoor, Mazhar Imam and Nida Fazili had written reviews on the collection.

Zikr-e-Rasool, a collection of Na’at’s (gencomium on the Holy Prophet-(pbuh) and Hamds (poem praising Allah) has been published in 2006. Articles and reviews written Maulana Ubaidullah Azmi (MP), Prof. Tanveer Alvi, Prof. Nisar Farooqui, Prof. Abdul Haque, Prof. Muzarrar Hanfi, Prof. Malikzada Manzoor, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Shamim Jaipuri and Abrar Kiratpuri were a part of the collection. Besides this a collection of literary articles written by Dr. Majid Deobandi “Meri Tehreeren” (My Writings) and " Jugnoo Bolta Hai" will be published shortly. A Poetry Book “Lahoo Lahoo Aankhen” in Hindi has been published in 2007. Also a poetry " Shaakh-e-Dil" has been published in 2011. He has received well appreciation by the masses and experts. Many reputed scholars including Prof. Jagannath Azad, Prof. Shamim Hanfi, Prof. Malkzada Manzoor, Prof. Gopi Chand Narang, Dr. Basheer Badr, Mazhar Imam and Nida Fazli had written reviews on the collection. A book named “Khwaja Hasan Nizami: Ek Tehqeeqee Mutalea” has been published in 2007. This book is very important on Khwaja Hasan Nizami’s life and his contribution in urdu literature. Sixty (60) audio cassettes, ghazal CD – ‘Saz-e-Dil’ Na’at cassettes and Na'at CD: Zikr-e-Rasool containing Dr. Majid’s poetry are available in the market, and are very popular among the masses and experts. According to the findings of a survey no Indian poet other than Dr. Deobandi, can claim such large number of audio-volumes marketed and liked by people.

Dr. Deobandi feels special attachment towards Islamic religious leaders, Sufis and Saints, whose thoughts are reflected in his poetry. This has assumed a distinguishing feature of his poetic pursuits. He has adopted Islamic philosophy and themes of his unity and integration of Millat as inseparable themes of his poetry. He is the heart beat of all those who have Islamic orientation and who believe in Islamic thoughts and ideas. He is the youngest Indian poet who has received such high honours and admiration throughout the world. He has experimented in all the genres of poetry including Hamd, Na’at, Manqabat (eulogy of the Holy prophet’s companions or relations), Marsiyah (elegy commemorating Imam Husain’s martyrdom), Salam (compliments) and Qasidah (encomium ode).

The following couplet is very popular and has become his identity.

Allah mere rizq ki barkat na chali jaye
Do roz se ghar men koi mehmaan naahin hai

Many of his couplets throw light on his firm Islamic faith and thinking, which prove his credentials as a true and steadfast Muslim. He is the only Indian poet who was awarded the President Award at the age of 29 by former President of India Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma in 1993. The other awards which he received include:

  • President award 1993 for Urdu Poetry
  • Abul Kalam Aazad Urdu Poetry Award 1995
  • Urdu Poetry Award 1996
  • Nai Aawaz Urdu Poetry Award 1996
  • Rajiv Gandhi Urdu Poetry Award 1997
  • Mirza Ghalib Urdu Poetry Award 1998
  • Tasmia Urdu Poetry Award 1999
  • Faza Ibn-e-Faizi Urdu Poetry Award 2000
  • Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy Award 2000
  • Best Urdu Poet Award 2001
  • Aziz Barabankwi Naatia Award 2001
  • Best Urdu Poetry Award 2001
  • Aaina-e-Haq Urdu Poetry Award 2002
  • Afaq-e-Urdu Award 2002
  • Kaifi Aazmi Urdu Peotry Award 2005
  • Urdu Sabha Peotry Award 2005
  • Raashid Masood Urdu Poetry Award 2006
  • Fakhr-e-Deoband Award 2006
  • Kamal Madrasi Urdu Peotry Award 2006
  • Allama Iqbal Urdu Poetry Award 2007
  • Maulana Mohd. Ali Jauhar Urdu Poetry Award 2008
  • Appreciation Award 2009
  • Speaker Abdul Shakoor Award 2010
  • Waqaarul Mulk Award 2010
  • Appreciation Award 2011
  • Farogh e Urdu Award 2013
  • Adabi Khidmaat Award 2013
  • National Harmony Poetry Award 2013
  • Aabroo-e-Ghazal Award 2013
  • Fakhr e Urdu Poetry Award 2015
  • Fakhr e Urdu Adab Award 2015
  • Shikhar Urdu Poetry Award 2015
  • Maulana Haali Urdu Poetry Award 2015
  • Fakhr e Shair o Adab Award 2015
  • Nishaan e Yadgaar Poetry Award 2016
  • Dr. Anjum Jamali Poetry Award 2016
  • Best Urdu Poet Award 2016
  • Quami Yakjehti Poetry Award 2016
  • Hafeez Meeruthi Urdu Poetry Award 2016
  • Akshara Sahitya Samman 2017
  • Mahanand Mishr Memorial Award 2017
  • Waqaar e Deoband (Pride of Deoband) 2017
  • Fakhr e Urdu Adab Award 2017

Mr. Inderkumar Gujral, the former Prime Minister of India also awarded Majid Deobandi for his literary excellence and services. Dr. Majid Deobandi is associated with a number of literary and cultural organizations of Delhi which are striving for the promotion and development of Urdu language. He is General Secretary of All India Urdu Rabita Committee. Majid Deobandi is the convenor of Nagrik Suraksha Samiti, an affiliated body of Delhi Police. He is the General Secretary of ‘Meezan’, the literary and cultural organization of Delhi which has been striving for the advancement of Urdu since 1990. The organization organizes seminars and mushairas on various occasions. Dr. Majid Deobandi is the Secretary of Jamia Nagar Aman Committee which works for establishing peaceful atmosphere in the area. He is also General Secretary of Na’at Council of India, the organization organizes Seminars regarding the life of Prophet (pbuh) and Naatia Mushairas in the country.

Dr. Majid Deobandi is a Member, National Monitoring Committee for Minorities Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi. He is a Editor of an Urdu Magazine “Adabi Meezan” published from Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025.

He is also Asstt. Editor of an Urdu Quarterly Magazine “Tadrees Nama” from Jamia Millia Islamia University, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025.
He is a Founder President of All India Minority Education Trust (Regd.), New Delhi-110025.