A special postage stamp commemorating the noted Urdu poet Asrar-ul-Haq “Majaaz” was released by Vice President Hamid Ansari on March 28. The Vice President presented a set of the stamps to Majaaz’s sister Hamida Saleem and to the Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University P.K. Abdul Azis. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ansari said all his contemporaries would surely have read and recited the lyrics and poems of Majaaz. “He was a revolutionary poet and his writings impacted an entire generation. His poems were full of romance and revolution. It is indeed commendable that the Postal Department has brought out a commemorative postage stamp as well as first day cover on him,” he added.
Union Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology Shakeel Ahmed, and Majaz’s nephew Javed Akhtar and his wife Shabana Azmi were among those present on the occasion.