BIOGRAPHY


MOHAMMED FAKHRUDDIN is a journalist, poet, film scriptwriter and film director lives in Bangalore, India. He has authored /edited / published so far 16 books on poetry and poetics in English language. A recipient of honourary Doctorate in Literature (D.Lit. ) in English, from the World Congress of Poets, in 1983, Mr. Fakhruddin has been conducting monthly Poetry Workshops, and All India Poetry Festivals every year, in Bangalore, since 1995. He established "Poets International" an exclusively poetry journal in 1983 and launched "Haiku Poetry Movement" in India systematically through his monthly journal "Poets International", since 1997. He is the Founder-President of "The Haiku Society of India", established in 1998. Mr. Fakhruddin is the recipient of “INTERNATIONAL MAN OF THE YEAR” Award for 1995/96, from International Biographical Centre,
Cambridge, England.

Address:
Post Box No.1181, Jayanagar, Bangalore - 560 011, India.

Feature Films directed :" BANGALOORU RAATRIYALLI' (A Night In Bangalore) and “GIRI MALLIGE” (Mountain's Jasmine) in Kannada language.                                                                                     
Tele-film (Written and Directed): : “BULANDIYAAN”( Urdu) , Telecast by Bangalore Doordarshan Kendra,Bangalore, India, 1994

Video Film Documentary: "SUFI SANTARU KARNATAKADALLI" ( SUFI SAINTS OF KARNATAKA ) in Kannda for "Awalokana" Weekly Programme, produced by the Government of Karnataka in 1996
                    
Founder-Editor: INDIAN NEWS AND INTERVIEWS (INI) , A national newsagency. He is one of the senior journalists in Bangalore.

Poetry recitation in English by him was broadcast many a time by All India Radio, Bangalore.

Edited World Poetry Anthologies : “GOLDEN THOUGHTS”, “POETRY 2000AD”, “LOVE AND PEACE”, "MILLENNIUM INDIAN POETRY', “POETS INTERNATIONAL 2001" and " POETS INTERNATIONAL 2002"

Teaching Experience:“Film Scriptwriting” at Media Centre; “Journalism” at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, in Bangalore
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Books Edited and Published: “FALLEN LEAVES”, “SILKEN CANVAS” , “MATTER OF HEART”, "SILVER LINNING",and "NO LIMITED GOD", (Collection of poems by individual authors Varsha Patro, Aasha Ramesh, Vidhya Bhopi, Dr. Gowhar Yusuff and Sravana Reddy respectively); "APPRECIATION OF KAZUYOSI IKEDA'S POETRY"

Convenor : 7 INDIA POETRY FESTIVAL till 2002

Conducted : 106 Poetry Workshops in English Language till July 2003.

Author : "RAPTURE"(First Book of  Collection of Poems, 1967),"POEMS FROM THE HEART" (Collection of  Sonnets, 1975), "KETAN VALAND AND HIS POETRY (Critical Analysis), “COMTEMPORARY POETS” (Based on 15 years of research work on contemporary world poetry), “KAZUYOSI IKEDA AND HIS POETRY', and “HAIKU -- SELF-EXPLORATION"( First Book of  Collection of Haiku).

”HAIKU SELF-EXPLORATION”  has been translated into Chinese by Taiwan’s most popular poet Dr. Lee Kuei-shien, Taipei, Taiwan.

Instituted : Poets International’s “Best Poet of the Year Award”, an International prestigious award, in 1996. The Receipients of the Awards are Ms. Nurgesh Kothawala, India, (1996) and Dr. Lee Kuei-shein, Taipie,Taiwan, (1997), Dr. Kazuyosi Ikeda, Osaka, Japan, (1999).
                                                                                      
Recipient of : "THE KUMAMOTO INTERNATIONAL KUSAMAKURA HAIKU COMPETITION 2000", from Japan.

Established: P.I. VIDEOS FOR EDUCATION & TRAINING

Edited and published "Where Love Blooms" by Bulusu Lakshman, and "Destiny's Lark" by Elizabeth Cherian


Mohammad's haiku                                                                                                                          
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