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 a mark of respect to the departed soul.