Srinagar: Former head of department Persian Prof Mohammad Munawar Masoodi has been conferred with life time achievement Presidential Award for literature this year.
He received the award from Indian President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtarpati Bhawan at a simple but impressive function on April 24.
Masoodi apart from 32 years of teaching experience has authored, edited and translated 16 books and published 48 research papers. He has also edited internationally acclaimed journal ‘Danish’. He is also the recipient of Alamdar Award of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2008, Indo-Iranian Friendship award-DIQA-U.G.C in 2008, Bests Teachers Award –DIQA-U.G.C in 2001 and National Accreditation Award in 2006.