Urdu writer Bilquis Jahan passed away

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Urdu writer Bilquis Jahan passed away

The noted writer and Government of India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare awardee (1997) Ms Bilquis Jahan passed away while working in the CSM Medical University (formerly known as King George’s Medical College (KGMC) Lucknow) on 12 December 2008.

She was credited with authoring the first urdu language book on comprehensive tobacco control, titled “Phool Jakhmi Hain”, whose hindi version “Rakh Ke Dher Par” received the award by Government of India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 1997 and UP Government’s Hindi Sansthan too.

Her active participation in strengthening tobacco control movement in Lucknow over the past many years was undoubtedly enormous.

Citizen News Service (CNS), Indian Society Against Smoking, Abhinav Bharat Foundation, ASHA Parivar, National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM), SAMADHAN Samiti and others, express their deep grief

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