Bijapur. Jan. 7, 2012. ‘Ghalib Day’ was celebrated by the Department of Urdu at Karnataka State Women’s University (KSWU) here on Dec. 28, 2011.
Mr. Muhammed Abdul Qadeer, Secretary, Idara-e-Adab-e-Islami, Karnataka; Dr. S.A. Quazi and the journalist, Mr. Rafi Bhandari, spoke on the occasion.
Mr. Bhandari urged the Union Government to confer the nation’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, on Ghalib, a demand first made by Justice (retd) Markandeya Katju, Chairman of the Press Council of India, recently.