Special Correspondent

Hyderabad: It was not just Urdu, but Deccani Urdu at its best. Some of the popular verses of Deccani poets were recalled and their works eulogised at the international seminar on ‘Deccani language and literature' here on Tuesday.

The two-day seminar is being organised by the Department of Urdu, Osmania University. Prof. T. Tirupathi Rao, vice chancellor, Osmania University, presided.

Promoting Urdu

Ziauddin Ahmed Shakeb, president, Ilmi Majlis, London, touched upon the variety in Deccani Urdu and how Dr. Mohinuddin Zore did a lot for its promotion. Prof. Abdul Sattar Dalvi, chairman, Urdu Academy, Maharashtra, and Dr. David J Matthews of London University, also spoke.

Earlier, Prof. Fatima Begum, head, Urdu Department, Osmania University, welcomed the gathering.