Rafiq Husain

(1913-1990)

Biography of Rafiq Husain

Rafiq Husain (Urdu: رفیق حسین‎) born Syed Rafiq Husain was an Urdu writer, poet and critic from India.

Husain was born to Syed Mohammed Taqi an aristocratic family in Baragaon, Jalalpur, Ambedkar Nagar district, Uttar Pradesh. He was the first Indian Ph.D. holder on the Urdu poetry of Allama Iqbal. He received a master degree in Urdu Literature from Allahabad University. He was awarded the gold medal in English literature during his graduation from Allahabad University. Husain married Husnara Begum in January 1948, and the couple had four sons and two daughters.

He was selected in PCS and served as Registrar of Co-Operative Society. On completion of his postgraduate studies, he joined Allahabad University as Lecturer on the persecution of the Vice Chancellor Amarnath Jha of Allahabad University. Later he became Chairman of Allahabad University Delegacy and Head of the Urdu Department. A competition occurred between Rafique Hussain and Firdaus Fatima Naseer for the Professorship in Urdu.

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