Hasan Chishti Gets Lifetime Achievement Award forOutstanding Community Service and Literary Contributions

Mr. Hasan Chishti, a long-time resident of Chicago, has carved a niche in the Hyderabad community for his commitment to literature, community service, and uplifting human values. Amiable, soft spoken and always ready to help others, Mr Chishti is an active poet, journalist, and social worker.
“Glory of Hyderabad is proud to honor Mr Hasan Chishti with the Life Time Achievement Award for his outstanding Service and Literary Contribution,” says an announcement. The prestigious award is bestowed on him on the eve of the centenary celebrations of the Osmania University. The award is a continuation of many recognitions and honors he has received during his distinguished career.
On the 60th Independence Day celebrations in 2007, a Chicago-based association conferred the Community Leadership Award on Mr Chishti in recognition of his dedication to the principles of community service and promoting community partnership among the Indian-American community, in Chicago.
Mr Chishti’s work in compiling and publishing four volumes of “Mujtaba Hussain Ki Behtareen Tahreeren” was recognized, in 2002, by the Delhi Urdu Academy which gave him an award consisting of cash, a shield, a certificate and a shawl for Vol 2 of these books. In 2003, Urdu Writers’ Society of USA honored him with its Annual Literary Award in recognition of his commendable literary services. In 2001, American Urdu Writers’ Society awarded him the prestigious Life-Time Achievement Award at an investiture ceremony in Los Angles, California.
He represented the USA in an international mushaira held in New Delhi, in 1988. He has been regularly contributing articles and news from Chicago for Siasat, a widely circulated daily newspaper published from Hyderabad, India. In Saudi Arabia, he founded “Bazm-e-Urdu” and “Hyderabad Association” and was President of both the organizations for six years.
Born in Hyderabad, India, he obtained a bachelor’s degree from Osmania University and served his alma mater in various administrative capacities for about 26 years. In 1986, he migrated to Chicago and worked for Khan & Associates and Pentagon Industries, for approximately 5 years. In 1991, Mr Chishti started his own business.




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