P.A. Noushad

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Born04 May 1971.
NationalityIndian
CitizenshipIndia
Alma materUniversity of Kerala; Sri Venkateswara University, Andhra Pradesh.
Known forPoetry; Education.

P.A. Noushad was born to an ordinary family,[1]

Early Life and Education

P.A. Noushad was brought up in the Kozhikode district of Kerala, India completing his primary and upper primary education from Pathiripatta UP School[1] in the same district and higher secondary education from Sri Dronacharya Arts College in Kallachi, Kozhikode, Kerala. He later went on to pursue Bachelor of Arts in Politics from the Government College, Madapally, Kerala[1] under the University of Calicut. He also obtained the degree of Bachelor of Education from the University of Kerala[1] in the Year 1994 and as a Master of Arts in English Language from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi, State of Andhra Pradesh.

Career

After obtaining degree in Education from the University of Kerala, Noushad joined MET Public School, Nadapuram as a teacher in 1994 and then joined the MIM Higher Secondary School, Perode in the Kozhikode district of the State of Kerala and left the same in 2001 for a stint in the UAE as a teacher of English in a Chinese company[1] and later rejoined the said school again since the year 2004.[1]

Published Works

  1. Touch of the Soul (Anthology) (2006).[1][2]
  2. Being Into Infinity (Anthology) (2008).[3][4]
  3. Dreams and Tears (Anthology) (2010).[1]
  4. Selected Stories of Akbar Kakkattil (translation of collection of stories by Akbar Kakkattil from Malayalam to English) (2014).[5][6][7]
  5. Luminous Thoughts (English translation of the articles by Syed Basheerali Shihab Thangal) (2014).[8][9]
  6. Love and Love (Anthology).

Awards and Recognition

He was awarded the Indian Ruminations Poetry Award, 2014 in the 10th International Writers' Festival, India[10][11] as well as the Elena Best Laureate State Award for English Literature in 2009.[7][9] His collections of poems namely 'Touch of the Soul' and 'Being into Infinity' have been translated and published in Assamese language.[12][13] Nine poems from his anthology 'Dreams and Tears' were adapted into songs for musical album by the same name and the rendered voice by acclaimed singer Sayanora Phillip, Meghna, and Pavithran Pallavi.[14] Noushad has been awarded with the Nation Builder Award, 2019 by the Rotary Club of India for his contributions in English literature, education, and athletics.[15] Mr. Noushad earned recognition from the Queen Elizabeth II for his work 'Dream and Tears' in 2012.[1][9] According to literary critic Dr. C.P. Sivadasan, "Many of his thoughts, as they appear in his poems, have a touch of originality and they are presented in a phraseology that communicates without much of an effort."[2]

As an Educator

Mr. Noushad was awarded with the Best Teacher Award in Secondary Section, 2019 by the Kerala State Government.[16][17] Apart from his regular pursuits as a teacher Mr. Noushad also trains his students in the art of composing poetry in order to help them appear in versification competitions.[2]

Representation in World Masters Athletics Championship, 2016

P.A. Noushad had represented India in the World Masters Athletics Championships, 2016 in the 200 meter running race.[18]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 "Buckingham Palace springs a surprise on Noushad". The New Indian Express. 16 June 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "An encounter with uncertainty". The New Indian Express. Kozhikode. 30 November 2006.
  3. "'Being into Eternity' released". New Indian Express. 13 March 2008.
  4. "Poems are his passion". The Hindu. 2008-12-17. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  5. Joseph, Mithosh (18 September 2016). "Engagement". The Hindu. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  6. MP, Prashanth (18 February 2020). "A Storyteller who had no burden of Ideology". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Akbar Kakkattil gets his due, posthumously". Deccan Chronicle. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  8. "'Muslims lag SC/ST in education, jobs'". Times of India. Kozhikode. 1 September 2014. "The book is the English translation of the article I wrote in Malayalam in the past few years," Basheer Ali said. The articles were translated by P.A. Noushad, poet and social science teacher
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Sreenivasan, Deepthi (15 September 2014). "Of Khalil Gibran's Mysticism and the Truth of Existence". the New Indian Express. Kozhikode. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  10. "Writers' and Literary Fests From Today". the New Indian Express. Thiruvananthapuram. 27 December 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  11. admin (2015-01-05). "Indian Ruminations Poetry Award 2014 to Mr. P. A Noushad, Kerala". Indian Ruminations. Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  12. "Malayali Poet to find his voice in Assamese, too". Sunday Express (Sunday edition of New Indian Express). Kozhikode. 29 August 2014.
  13. Kattakayam, Jiby (2012). "Verses that transcend boundaries and touch souls". The Hindu.
  14. "Sayanora renders her voice to Noushad's poems". The New Indian Express. Kozhikode. 30 December 2015.
  15. "Noushad bags the Nation Builder award by Rotary Club". Suprabhatam Daily (in Malayalam). 30 September 2019.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  16. "PA Noushad receives the Best Teacher Award". Suprabhatham Daily (in Malayalam). 5 September 2019.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  17. "Best Teacher Award recipient gets honored in Doha". Gulf Times (Community). 21 October 2019. p. 7.
  18. "P A Noushad to pen pride in World Athletics". Deccan Chronicle. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2020.

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