hai kahan tamanna ka dusra qadam ya rab ham ne dasht-e-imkan ko ek naqsh-e-pa paaya
This couplet by Mirza Ghalib captures the journey of Sanjiv Saraf in all its essence. Sanjiv Saraf is an industrialist, entrepreneur, investor, author and patron of literary & cultural heritage. Recipient of the Sir Syed Excellence National Award, Sanjiv Saraf has dedicated himself to preserving and promoting the Urdu language in India and beyond by establishing Rekhta Foundation. What started as one man’s passion cultivated into a movement, a revolution to work extensively to preserve texts and propagate the language professionally.
Sanjiv has authored several books including
Golden Verses Golden Voices,
Love Longing Loss in Urdu Poetry.
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