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Shahidul Islam

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Full name Shahidul Islam
Country India
Primary language English
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16 year experience in Urdu Journalism

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Sub-editing
Last updated 04-05-2012 00:29


About Shahidul Islam
Shahidul Islam(b ~1977) is an Indian journalist for urdu. He is the News Editor of Hindustan Express. His columns known as Barjasta appear regularly on front page of Hindustan Express. This column is syndicated to several leading newspapers of India including The Qaumi Awaz,Qaumi Tanzeem(Patna/Ranchi),Etemaaddaily(Hyderabad),Munsif (Hyderabad),Inquilab (Mumbai)etc and other Urdu newspapers of different countries.Apart from Barjasta in Hindustan Express he regularly writes for noted weekly Nai Dunya.


Shahidul Islam was born in Bihar on January 25th, 1977. He graduated with an MA in Urdu from T.M.Bhagalpur University in Bihar. His father Syed Md.Ali is a Doctor. He has relation with the Sufi-ism hero Shaikh Sultan Alaihirrahmah,who was the khalifa of Hazrat mujaddid Alifsani Rahmatullah Alaih Sarhindi from his father's side.


Shahidul islam began his career in journalism in Munger(Bihar) with the Qaumi Tanzeem as a Districtt Corresspondent in 1995.During his stay in Munger he presented weekly program named Bazm-e-Urdu for Akashwani(AIR), Bhagalpur. Later he shiofted to Ranchi and worked as a the incharge of Qaumi Tanzeem (Ranchi Edition.)During his period in Ranchi he also served as the special correspondent for noted weekly Aalami Sahara. He has received several awards for his contribution in journalism including a award from Khanquah-e-shahbazia,Bhagalpur in 2004. currently he is serving as the news editor in the leading daily Hindustan Express.

Writing style

Shahidul Islam a has been noted to have socialist view point and always critcise governmentl opinions about Indian Muslims . Many of his articles criticise government policy, and generally reflect pro-minority, secular and feminist slants. He has lashed out at many influential sections of the political spectrum. he has defended Indian Muslims against the charge of being anti-national and pro-Pakistani.

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