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Mahesh Bhatt wants Bharat Ratna for AMU founder
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Mahesh Bhatt wants Bharat Ratna for AMU founder
IANS  [ Tue, Aug 5, 2014 ]
           
  • Aligarh, Aug 5 (IANS) Bollywood film director and activist Mahesh Bhatt has demanded the Bharat Ratna for Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.

    A programme was held Monday evening in New Delhi to release a re-print of Sir Syed's book "Asbab-e-Baghawate-e-Hind".

    A large number of people signed a memorandum demanding Bharat Ratna for Sir Syed, editor of the Aligarh Movement magazine Jasim Mohammed told IANS.

    Releasing the book, Bhatt said Sir Syed was a "shining jewel" who had made tremendous contribution to the society and education.

    His daughter and actress-producer Pooja Bhatt said Sir Syed's Aligarh movement "was designed to build self-confidence among Muslims and lead the community towards a more progressive future".

    Sir Syed Ahmed Khan (Oct 17, 1817 Â- March 27, 1898) was a teacher, politician and social reformer. He founded the Muhammadan Anglo Oriental school in Aligarh May 24, 1875 that later became Aligarh Muslim University.



           


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