Hyderabad: Maulana Azad National Urdu University paid rich tributes today to Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former Prime Minister of India on his sad demise.
Dr. Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz, Vice-Chancellor, MANUU leading the condolence meeting held at the entrance of administrative building at Hyderabad, described Atalji as a fine human being, a great statesman and an admirer of Urdu language.
His passing away is a great loss both to the Urdu University and Urdu language, he pointed out. Atalji played a vital role in the formation and development of the Urdu University in the early days, the Vice-Chancellor recalled.
He also increased the budget allocation for National Council for Promotion of Urdu Langauge manifold. The meeting observed two minutes silence as mark of respect to the departed soul.