Dr. Sadiq Naqvi

A zakir, an author, a teacher, a poet, a sportsman and a Historian it is amazing that all these are the attributes of one man. Dr. Sadiq Naqvi is the king of many trades. I met him once when he visited Dubai. At that time I didn't know that he so qualified. But after reading some of his books and from the reviews and prefaces I came to know a lot about him. During his visit to U.A.E, he had attended an international conference on Indo-Arab relations in Ras Al Khaima. There he was the Indian representative. He had also presented a paper on his views in the confrence, which was widely printed in both Arabic and Urdu.

Dr.Sadiq Naqvi was born in an educated family who has done a great service to the community. His grand father (maternal) Mir Ali Mousar was a great poet. His poetry was always on religion (Islam). Dr. Sadiq's mother Sakina Begum "Iffat" was a poet too. Her book on nouhajaath "Subut-E-Najaath" is still famous. Dr. Sadiq's father Late Syed Ahmed Hussein Naqvi was a famous Lecturer at Govt. City College. Dr. Sahib's uncle a journalist Syed Badshah Naqvi has published a book on Urdu dramas "Urdu Me Drama Nigari". It was the first of its kind and still has its value. It is included in the reference books. Syed Badshah Naqvi has a hand in the upbringing of Dr. Sahib  and his education as his father was busy in the playing field. To show his gratitude Dr. Sadiq dedicated his book "Roshan Zawiee " to his uncle. Dr. Sadiq Naqvi was lucky to inherit his flair for poetry from his mother and sportsmanship from his father.

Dr.Sadiq Naqvi started writing poetry in 1955. At that time he was still a student. He was impressed by a great poet Allama Najm Afandi of Hind-O-Pak and was his student (Shagird). After Afandi Sabib's migration to Pakistan and later his death, Dr. Naqvi did not have any teacher and started writing poems on his own.

Dr. Sadiq's life as a youth was spend on the sports ground. He was the Captain of Table Tennis Team at City College and was in the Cricket Team too. After school he joined Nizam College for further studies. There he was a team member of Football Team and also Athletics. In the year 1958 he represented Inter University Football tournament (Osmania  University Hyderabad). He was member of two famous Hyderabadi clubs "   " "   " and played lots of tournaments on their behalf throughout India.

In the year 1959 he achieved the B.Sc. Degree and started his career as a teacher at All Saints High School Hyderabad. He use to teach History and was also given the job of coaching students for cricket. In 1962 he joined Sanik School Vishakapatnem (A.P). There too he was in charge of the sports and N.C.C sections. In 1971 he was transfered to Hyderabad Public School Begumpet. In the year 1978 he was assigned to Osmania University as a lecturer of History. Later he was promoted to Reader.

Apart from being busy with his career he continued his studies. In 1965 he started his studies. He completed his M.A in History from Alighargh University, along with this he did Diploma from National Institute Of Patyala In Football. Then in 1970 in spite of being busy in his career he did his M.Phil and also took two months coaching to join N.C.C, Army and Navy. In 1978 he took Persian Language Diploma and Ph.D Degree. His thesis for the Ph.D was "Muslim Religious Institutions and their role during the Qutb Shahi Period".

When he joined Osmania University he said good-bye to sports. The pen which was always in his hand started its work more swiftly. He has published more than 26 articles in History (Urdu). Some of his published books are

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Qutb Shahi Ashur Khanas Of Hyderabad.

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Muslim Religious Institutions and their role during the Qutb Shahi Period

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The Iran Deccan Relations

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Azadari Its Spread And Impact On Dakhni Culture

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Tareek Aur Adab Ka Bahami Rabt

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Roshan Lakeerain (collection of Urdu poetry)

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Roshan Zawiee (collection of Urdu poetry)

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Jazb-E-Sadiq ((collection of Urdu poetry)

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Ashk-E-Sadiq (collection of Urdu poetry)

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Fikr-E-Sadiq (Collections of Naath-E-Rasool(S.A.W))

After his retirement Dr. Sadiq Naqvi Sahib keeps himself busy with Mehfils, Mushaire, maqaside etc. And he is an active member of Bab-Ul-Ilm Society Of Hyderabad. He is also the publisher, printer and editor of An Islamic Research Journal "THE NOOR"