Urdu Academy Bhawalpur (1962-90)
Shihab Dehlvi served as Secretary General Urdu academy Bahawal Pur about 30 years and left tremendous literary achievements. In the history of Bahawal Pur it is not possible to neglect his remarkable achievements. When we consider his own written publications we can say that his
name in the literary history of bahawal pur will remain there.
He organized “Khita-e-Pak Uch”,”Bahawal Pur main Urdu”, “Bahawal Pur key siasi Tareekh”, “Mashaheer-e-Bahawal pur”,”Oleya-e- Bahawalpur” and like khawaja Ghulam Fareed valuable publication and Translations of “Takmila sair- ul- olya” and Latif -e- sariya.
When we review the catalogue of publications of Urdu academy Bahawal Pur it becomes very easy to understand that how much great work being done by him.
With the reference of Urdu academy Bahawal Pur Al-Zubair in consideration is very important magazine instead of his normal issues the special issues are more than one and half dozen being arranged and published by shihab.
The topic of these special issues are kept unique in the magazine Al-Zubair. Al-zubair is superior, distinct, and pioneer when we compare it with Naqoosh” Lahore.
Naqoosh Lahore published many special issues in the imitate of Al-Zubair Bahawal pur. For example it’s literary issue “Adabi Marka” is published after the Adabi Marka issue of Al-zubair. while the Ghayr Mulke Afsana issue, Safar Nama issue, Aap Beetee issue, kutub khana issue, Asar-e-qadeema, Asnaf-e-adab, Cholistan issue and Inteqadiyat issues are far better than Naqoosh Lahore.
The special issues published by Al-Zubair under the supervision of Shihab from 1962-1990 are detailed as under;
1. Ghair Mulkey Afsana 1962
2. Safar nama 1962
3. Aap beetee 1964
4. Kutub khana 1967
5. Miza Ghalib 1969
6. Tehreek –e-Azadi 1970
7. Adabi Markay 1974
8. Bahawal pur kay asar-e kadima 1975
9. Qaid-e-Azam 1976
10.Allama Iqbal 1977
12.Asnaf-e-adab number 1980
13. Bahawal pur 1982
14. Bahawal pur ka suo sala sahafat 1984
15. Khawaja Ghulam Fareed 1985
16. Entiqadiyat 1986
17. Vazeer Aga 1989
After the death of shihab Dehlvi his son Dr. Shahid Rizvi supported the assignments of Urdu Academy pleasantly.
He maintained publishing Al-Zubair on regular basis and also extended the arrangement of book publishing.
In this regard the seventeen years period of Dr. Shahid Rizvi (1990-2006) is remarkable.
Dr.Shahid Rizvi has not only extended the work of Urdu Academy with the available resources, he also introduced the latest style of printing of the books.
About 38 books were published under the supervision of shihab Dehlvi whose detail is as under;
1. Arabi Adab
3. Khawaja Ghulam Fareed (Hayat-o- shiairy)
4. Naser Taseer
6. Masnavi Saif-ul-Malook
7. Lughat -e - Tib
8. Multani Zaban aur Urdu say Taluk
9. Khita-e-Pak Uch
11. Bahawalpur ka shairy Aadab
12. Imam Zaid
14. Aqleem - e - Anees
15. Entekhab dewan-e-Fareed
16. Auliya -e-Bahawal Pur
17. Syed- ul- Ahrar
18. Yousaf Zulaikha
19. Takmila sair-ul-oliya
20. Masnawi Heer Ranjha
21. Rohi Rang
23. Masnawai Heer Ranjha
24. Her Ba Herf
25. Wadi-e-hakara kay Aassar
27. Bahawalpur main Urdu
28. Qissa shehzada Eshaq
29. saheefa Tareekh
30. Siraikey loak kahaneyan
31. Mubarek Shah Kay Nam
34. MakhtotatGilani Librarary (Second Edition)
35. Dewan-e-Fareed (Translated by Moulvi Aziz-ur-Rehman)
38. Mirani Balouchon Key Kahani
whose secretary ship was managed by shihab dehlvi from (1961G -1990G). In recognition of all these services Allama Iqbal University Islamabad is also organizing thesis on Phil levels”.
It is worth mentioning that the person conducting the research on the literary history of
Bahawalpur is depending shihab dehlvi’s monumental works as a reference.